Police: No dangerous device found after Federal Building in Rochester was evacuated

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials say no dangerous device was found after an evacuation occurred at the Federal Building in downtown Rochester Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the person who was detained in connection to this incident has been taken to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Police add the scene has been cleared and roads are back open.

City of Rochester Communications Direcot Justin Roj released this statement:

“We are grateful to RPD, RFD and their partner agencies for their professional and prompt response to the threat at the Federal Building today. City Hall employees that work in the ‘A’ Building at 30 Church St., briefly evacuated the building and remained sheltered in place in the adjacent ‘B’ Building on Fitzhugh St. until receiving the ‘all clear’ from law enforcement. This action was taken as a precautionary measure.”

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Federal Building in downtown Rochester was evacuated Thursday afternoon and a man is in custody in connection to the incident.

Rochester Police Deputy Chief Mark Mura said a call came in just before 1 p.m. about a suspicious male.

Mura says Federal Building security addressed the situation and RPD officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

“The male was taken into custody for investigative purposes at this point,” Mura said.

The Deputy Chief said the man parked a vehicle outside the Federal Building and added that “there may be a suspicious package inside.”

“Utilizing an abundance of caution, we’re evacuating the building,” Mura said.

Mura said the man who was taken into custody was “acting erratic.”

Check back with News 8 WROC as we have a crew at the scene will continue to update this developing story.

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