Liberty Island and the Statue Of Liberty are currently being evacuated following unconfirmed reports of a ‘suspicious package.’
A National Parks Service spokesperson confirmed that they were doing security sweeps and that there is an evacuation happening, but could not immediately say why.
UPDATE: 11:00AM PST–NYPD bomb squad is assisting Park Services on a sweep of the island.
UPDATE: 12:11PM PST–An annoymous caller phoned in a bomb threat to 911, alerting authorities.
Being evacuated from Liberty Island New York pic.twitter.com/t4B6XwV9Sh
— Karla Chavez (@karscool) April 24, 2015