Tourists were ferried off of Liberty Island this afternoon as police dogs searched for a suspicious package inside a locker area. About an hour earlier, someone called and claimed that there was a bomb in a locker. The New York Police Department and the National Park Service are on the scene, and plenty of people being directed away from the Statue of Liberty have posted photos of the evacuation on social media.
Liberty Island — which has since been deemed safe — has been closed for the remainder of the day. The locker area ended up being clear of anything suspicious.
The evacuation is apparently now complete.