CAF USA Inc. cleared after bomb threat

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UPDATE (4:06 p.m.): The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office tells 18 News that no explosive devices were located in the CAF USA facility on E. 18 Street.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 11:49 a.m. and brought K-9 units from the City of Binghamton Police Department as well as New York State Police.

The plant was closed for four hours and investigators from the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division are working with administrators from the facility to determine the source of the threat.

The Sheriff’s Office says they will take “these types of threats seriously and will criminally charge all persons found to be involved in the threat.”

UPDATE (3:12 p.m.): Authorities have cleared the CAF USA Inc. building and the bomb-sniffing dogs have left the scene. People are reentering the building according to our reporter on the scene.

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.): Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom confirmed to 18 News that the department responded to a perceived written bomb threat Tuesday afternoon at CAF USA Inc.

Bomb-sniffing dogs have been brought to the facility.

UPDATE (2:06 p.m.): Elmira Heights Police Chief Rick Churches tells 18 News that there was a threat made against CAF USA Inc. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is handling the situation.

K9s are on the scene, according to our 18 News reporter at the facility.

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is at the CAF USA Inc. building in Elmira as part of a large-scale police presence at the facility.

18 News first received viewer tips shortly before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

A source tells 18 News that employees are being sent home for the day.

18 News will have more on this breaking story as information becomes available.

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