Police closed School Street to traffic Saturday evening, evacuated some residences and called in a bomb-sniffing dog and bomb technician after a bomb threat was called into a resident.
The resident said someone called his cell phone at about 7:20 p.m. and said, “There is a bomb in your car. There is a bomb in your car – boom, boom, boom.”
While investigating the call, police took the precautions and ended up searching multiple vehicles, with help from a Transit Police bomb-sniffing dog and a State Police bomb technician.
Police were soon able to track the number and believe the call came from a 14-year-old male. The teen told police he was out to dinner with friends in New York City, and they made the prank call from his phone when he was away from it.
The teen told police that he lives in Connecticut and was visiting his grandparents in New York. The teen’s grandparents directed police to an attorney. Police were planning to follow up on the case.