Schenectady Police are investigating into who placed a 911 call Friday afternoon, reporting a bomb in the 1st Reformed Church on North Church Street in the city's Stockade neighborhood.
The male caller reportedly also made mention that there may be an individual inside who may be barricaded, and may also be in possession of weapons.
Sergeant Matthew Dearing says incidents like these are treated very seriously, as officers immediately set up a perimeter around the area.
Members of the Special Operation Squad were able to clear the building several hours later.
Roads in the area were closed off for about six hours.
Officers and K-9 Units from the Schenectady Police Department, Troy Police Department, Albany and Schenectady County Sheriffs, and the New York State Police found no one inside and no explosive devices were located.
Schenectady Detectives are continuing to investigate into who placed the 911 call.
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