The all clear has been given at Islip Town Hall following another bomb scare on Tuesday, the fourth over the past 10 months.
Town spokesperson Inez Birbiglia told Patch that a call to 911 indicated there was a bomb at 655 Main Street in Islip, which is Town Hall’s address. The building was evacuated at 11:45 a.m. and was re-opened one hour later following a search by Suffolk County Police K-9 units and Town public safety officers.
While the bomb threats have been nothing more than a disruption for Town employees and residents who were in the building at the time of each hoax, Birbiglia said the incidents have led the town to develop an action plan to deal with these situations.
“We are working on improving our evacuation plans and how we notify other Town buildings around Islip,” she said. “We have a number of new people working in Town Hall and it’s important to know what the protocol is in these situations.”
Birbiglia said police have some leads in their continuing investigation into the bomb threats. However, a police spokesperson declined to comment, citing the on-going investigation.