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Route 311 Blocked Off for Police Activity

Word of the emergency situation reached a number of Southeast folks.

Several residents reported hearing of a bomb threat at the Patterson Justice Court Thursday evening.

At about 7 p.m., a deputy from the was directing motorists to head west on Route 311, near West Street. He said that police had secured the building.

Additional details were not available. Sessions for criminal court are scheduled for the second and third Thursdays of the month, according to the municipality's website.

Carrie September 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM
It would be nice to know what actually happened. I live in the house right next door to Tots, and while the sheriffs were very nice and helpful in me getting my kids and getting home, they wouldn't say anything as to what was going on, just that there was an incident at town hall and to keep the kids inside. Then we start getting emails and texts from family and friends asking us if we are ok because there are rumors of bombs and hostages. It was worrisome not to know what was going on and that of we were safe, especially finding out at about 6 that tots was evacuated.
Ashley Tarr September 07, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Hi Carrie. That does sound very worrisome. I am working on obtaining the full story, and I will post the information I obtain.
thomas September 07, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I WAs. On my way home with my wife and daughter. And there. Was. A Sheriff's car trying to get over the bridge on 311 under construction we got by front Street Metro North it was cops everywhere town hall was locked down they let us. Go home I live up the rd. In Patterson village condos I was. Scared because of. My daughter
j. wolf September 08, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Ashley- I was at Front St. Gallery near the train station and a "suspicious character" came in about 2pm asking if I knew when the next train to the city arrived. I looked it up for him on the internet; he told me he was up here for "the Court." He just seemed like a strange dude, strange accent, and he came to mind when I heard about the incident. Let me know if you think anyone official would like to hear about this.
Ashley Tarr September 10, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Just in case anyone missed it, here's the follow-up: http://southeast.patch.com/articles/man-s-behavior-at-patterson-town-hall-sparks-suspicion-leads-to-lockdown. J. Wolf, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to pass the information along. Thanks for reading!

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