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Statue of Liberty Searched After Reports of Bomb

January 22, 1986|United Press International

NEW YORK — A caller today said the Palestine Liberation Organization had planted a bomb at the Statue of Liberty that was scheduled to go off between noon and 5 p.m. but no explosives were found, authorities said.

Members of the police bomb squad and national park rangers searched the area around the New York Harbor landmark for two hours after receiving reports from Maine and Arizona that a bomb had been planted at the landmark.

The Statue of Liberty, undergoing extensive renovation in preparation for its 100th anniversary celebration July 4, is not open to the public and construction workers were barred from the site during the search.

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