Bomb threat briefly closes Hunter gas station

A gas station just across the street from Hunter Mountain was on lockdown for several hours Wednesday night, after a bomb threat was called in to state police.

The Daily Mail reports that the Valero station was searched and declared safe:

New York State Police in Kingston said the gas station was locked down and the area around the building was cordoned off. An evacuation of the immediate surrounding area was ordered and police set up a perimeter around the gas station. People living beyond the evacuated area were told by police to stay in their homes.

A K-9 unit with a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in and the scene was declared safe at about 10:30 p.m., when police began allowing people back into the area.

Nothing suspicious was found, and the area was reopened.