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Today’s Hoax

by Staff | Dec 26, 2013 5:34 pm

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Someone phoned in a bomb threat that led police to cordon off the parking areas at Union Station Thursday afternoon.

The threat came in around 12:30 p.m., according to Lt. Jeff Hoffman.

City cops checked all the station’s parking areas along with Metro-North and Amtrak police. At least three police dogs were also pressed into service. No bombs were found.

During the search, police blocked access to the parking facilities but kept Union Station itself open.

Police have not tracked down the hoaxer yet, Hoffman said.

Meanwhile, police continue looking for a “person of interest” in two other recent hoaxes—phoned-in threats to shoot up people first at Yale University on Nov. 25, then at Hillhouse High School on Dec. 19. The two calls had “similarities,” leading police to try to track down a 49-year-old drifter who recently returned to town and spent some time in jail on unrelated charges. The first call led to a day-long panic in downtown New Haven, the second to a lockdown at Hillhouse.

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