Bomb threat closes West Point Visitors Center

A bomb threat closed West Point's Visitors Center in Highland Falls temporarily on Thursday. U.S. Military Academy officials say they evacuated the visitor control center

Officials say they evacuated the visitor control center after a man claimed there was a bomb in his vehicle.

Officials say they evacuated the visitor control center after a man claimed there was a bomb in his vehicle. (9/22/16)

HIGHLAND FALLS - A bomb threat closed West Point's Visitors Center in Highland Falls temporarily on Thursday.

U.S. Military Academy officials say they evacuated the visitor control center after a man claimed there was a bomb in his vehicle near the Thayer Gate in Highland Falls.

Officials immediately evacuated the area and closed down Main Street near the installation.

Military, state and local police conducted a full search of the grounds, and determined that there was no explosive material.

Once the bomb squad gave the all-clear, the visitor control center resumed normal operations.

The scare is the second false alarm at West Point within the week. On Monday, a tipster called authorities claiming a man resembling bombing suspect Ahman Khan Rahami entered West Point.

 

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