False Bomb Threat At Citizens Bank

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Citizens Bank in Harvard Square was the subject of a false bomb threat on Friday afternoon, according to the Cambridge Police Department. At 2:19 p.m., an anonymous female called the bank, informing bank staff that the establishment was going to explode.

Upon receiving word of the threat, police evacuated the building at 6 JFK Street, redirected traffic, and warned businesses in the surrounding area of the threat. A CPD bomb unit was sent in to search for possible explosives and declared the building safe at around 3:20 p.m.

According to CPD spokesperson Dan Riviello, bomb threats like this are infrequent but are investigated as a necessary precaution. There are currently no leads on who made the threat.

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