Tompkins Financial building

A police car sitting outside Tompkins Financial's East Seneca Street location, where there was a bomb threat Thursday morning. 

This is a developing story and updates will be added as they become available. 

Update: This story has been updated at 1:10 p.m. with a statement from the Ithaca Police Department. 

The Ithaca Police Department has cleared the Tompkins Financial headquarters on East Seneca Street after the company received a bomb threat this morning. 

According to sources with the company, a threat was called in some time this morning and around 8:30 a.m. employees were evacuated to the food court of Center Ithaca. They remained there until just after 11 a.m., when they were seen returning to the bank. Sources confirmed nobody was injured. 

According to a press release from the Ithaca Police Department, they received a bomb threat report this morning from Tompkins Financial and soon cordoned off the area to begin investigating. 

"The building was ultimately searched by K9 Unit dogs from the Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department," the release said. "Nothing suspicious or otherwise out of the ordinary was located. Investigation determined that there is no current threat to the public. Investigators are conducting follow-up leads at this time."

IPD said no further details are being released at this time. The Ithaca Police Department was assisted by the Cornell University Police Department and the FBI. 

Police officials at Tompkins Financial declined to comment beyond acknowledging that there had been a threat and the building had been searched and no bombs or other devices had been found. They said the investigation was still ongoing and would not describe the method by which the threat was delivered. Several police cars were still present around 11 a.m., though the building was reopened to the public shortly thereafter. 

IPD is asking for anyone with information to contact them, and they can remain anonymous if they must. 

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