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New York (CNN)New York's iconic Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island are being evacuated after reports of a suspicious package inside a locker, according to a senior law enforcement official and the National Park Service.
The evacuation followed a phoned bomb threat, the official said.
Images posted on social media showed crowds walking on ramps to awaiting ferries.
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"It is not uncommon to get false positives from the bomb-sniffing dogs, officials said."
The NYPD bomb squad is at the scene and are evaluating the package that was left unattended.
Right now there is no indication this is an explosive device,
sources told CBS New York. Officials will X-ray the package as a precaution