A hoax bomb threat forced Boston 25 News to temporarily stop its regular newscast Friday afternoon and evacuate its Dedham facility, police said.
Dedham Central Dispatch received a call around 5 p.m. “which indicated bombs were in place” at the station’s building on Fox Drive, Dedham police said in a statement Friday night.
The station received a threat of a bomb in a vehicle in the parking garage, David Procopio, a State Police spokesman, said in an e-mail.
Dedham police and firefighters responded to the scene with assistance from Westwood police, State Police, and Transit Police, according to the statement.
A State Police bomb squad was sent to the scene, but “nothing hazardous or suspicious was found” after a search of the building’s interior and exterior, Procopio said. The search had ended by 6:40 p.m., he said.
Vehicle traffic near the building was temporarily diverted during the search, Dedham police said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Boston 25 News announced on Twitter at 5:20 p.m. that a “threat” to the building had forced the station to stop its newscast.
“We hope to be back on the air with our regular news & weather programming as soon as it’s safe to do so,” the station said.
A Dedham police dispatcher said about five minutes later that it remained “an active scene” but declined to give further information.
The situation was resolved almost an hour and a half later.
“We are back in the building. Thanks to all for your patience... and many thanks to @DedhamPD. We’ll be back on with live news in a minute,” the station tweeted at 6:48 p.m.
Station employees also used Twitter to provide updates on the situation. At 5:38 p.m., reporter Elysia Rodriguez tweeted that everyone “is safe, hoping to resume our newscasts as soon as possible.”
Dalton Main, a station employee, said that Dedham police were already on the scene when employees were told to evacuate.
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