UPDATE 3-Statue of Liberty evacuated, suspicious package reported

April 24, 2015 6:52 PM

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NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - Visitors to the Statue of Liberty were evacuated from Liberty Island in New York Harbor on Friday after a report of a suspicious package, the United States Park Police said.

The evacuation was ordered after a telephone bomb threat, according to CNN and the Wall Street Journal. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police said she could not confirm such a threat, which CNN said was phoned in at about 11:30 a.m.

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