Statue of Liberty Evacuated
The Statue of Liberty was evacuated Friday due to a security concern
- By Matt Holden
- Apr 24, 2015
The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island were evacuated Friday afternoon due to reports of a suspicious package, law enforcement officials said.
According to reports, the evacuation of the monument came shortly before 1 p.m. Officials with the National Parks Service are conducting a sweep of Liberty Island and the New York City Police Department has sent a bomb squad to the scene.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.