The Statue of Liberty has been evacuated over concerns about a “suspicious package” found on Liberty Island. Shocked visitors are quickly being ushered out of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. A National Parks Service representative has confirmed that agents are currently doing security sweeps during the Liberty Island evacuation.
The NYPD bomb squad was called to Statue of Liberty. New York City EMS first responders have also been called to the Liberty Island scene. Hundreds of tourists have been herded to wait for ferries on the National Park Service pier. Approximately 11,000 people visit the Statue of Liberty each day. About 3.5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty annually. In 2012, the Liberty Island historical landmark was closed for repairs due to damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy. The statue opened to the public once again on July, 4, 2013 with an elaborate ribbon-cutting ceremony and a long line of eager visitors.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) April 24, 2015
Statue Of Liberty & Liberty Island Are Being Evacuated http://t.co/B6X6R9O9z9 pic.twitter.com/OjhINv4R8x
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Statue Of Liberty Evacuated In Security Scare http://t.co/T3OpcXCxu5 pic.twitter.com/OONLiBQYrP
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Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884. pic.twitter.com/oM0KB6VUvG
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