Threat prompts evacuation of Erie County buildings, street closures


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There was a bomb threat called into the Erie County Clerk’s office at the Old County Hall in Buffalo on Wednesday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says.

Early in the afternoon, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office released more information, saying a threat was directed at a number of county buildings.

Because of this, the buildings were evacuated.

Crews are working to make sure the buildings and surrounding areas are safe before anyone can return to them.

Multiple streets are closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This includes Franklin St. from W. Eagle to Church.

It’s not clear when the streets will reopen.

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