New Haven – City workers were evacuated from City Hall late this afternoon after a bomb threat was received by telephone. Shortly after 4:30 p.m. the police and fire departments responded to what turned out to be a false alarm.
City workers filed from offices at 165 Church Street after the building’s fire alarm system was activated; Church Street was closed between Chapel Street and Elm Street.
Following protocol and with an abundance of caution, police dogs swept the building. No evidence of a bomb was detected. The building was reopened after about an hour and 15 minutes.