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Statue of Liberty Evacuated After Bomb Threat

New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island have been evacuated due to a suspicious package.

Liberty Island is home to the world-famous statue, a major tourist destination for people visiting the United States.Statue of Liberty evacuation 2015

The NYPD said its bomb squad is on the scene along with harbor units.

The FDNY said it had been called at 12:57 local time for the investigation of “a suspicious package”.

The National Park Service has yet to provide a more complete update on the situation.

The Statue of Liberty was given to the US by France in 1886, in recognition of the friendship between the two nations.