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Schenectady Co. Community College evacuated

SCHENECTADY -- Schenectady Police responded to a bomb threat at Schenectady County community College on Tuesday.

Officials say three calls were received by staff at the college, starting just before noon. According to police, the calls were made by an unidentified man who said multiple explosive devices had been planted on the campus.

As a result of the calls, authorities evacuated the school's main campus as well as a secondary campus at 433 State Street. Several businesses near the secondary campus were also evacuated.

Police searched the building with the assistance of bomb-sniffing dogs from the Schenectady Police Department, Schenectady County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police. They say no suspicious items were found at either location.

Classes were suspended by the college until 6 p.m. due to the evacuation.