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UPDATE: Center for Natural Sciences cleared after bomb threat

Update: 4:10 p.m. Aug. 5 

As of 4:10 p.m. Aug. 5, Ithaca College has stated that the bomb threat for the Center for Natural Sciences was deemed not credible, according to a police investigation. The building can be reoccupied.

The investigation included a building sweep by K-9 bomb-sniffing dogs. Several other colleges in New York state, including SUNY Cortland and SUNY Binghamton, received similar hoax bomb threats Aug. 5.

Original story, 3:24 Aug. 5

The Ithaca College Center for Natural Sciences has been evacuated Aug. 5 following a telephoned bomb threat. Community members are instructed to avoid the area while police continue to investigate.

Campus community members received a message through IC Alert at 2:43 p.m. ET regarding the bomb threat.

Syd Pierre can be reached at spierre@ithaca.edu