State Comptroller’s Office receives bomb threat

The New York State Comptroller’s Office received a bomb threat on Wednesday.

State Police received a call at about 4:30 p.m. from a state agency about a threat that had been received earlier in the day via email. A search and a K-9 sweep found no evidence of an incendiary device, police said.

Other states also received threats at government buildings on Wednesday, which prompted evaluations of some state Capitol buildings, the Associated Press reported. No bombs were found and the threats were dismissed as a hoax.

Among the states that were affected were Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi and Montana.