PD clears scene at New Haven City Hall after threat evacuates building

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The scene at New Haven City Hall has been cleared after a threat prompted an evacuation on Tuesday.

New Haven City Hall was evacuated due to a called-in bomb threat late Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the police and fire departments responded to what turned out to be a false alarm, police say. City workers filed from the offices at 165 Church Street after the building’s fire alarm was activated. Church Street was closed between Chapel Street and Elm Street while first responders investigated the threat.

Police say they followed protocol and with an abundance of caution, used police dogs to sweep the building. They say there was no evidence of a bomb detected.

The building was reopened about an hour and 15 minutes later. There were no injuries reported.