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Nassau police investigated a bomb threat at Jericho Quad on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Nassau County police are investigating a bomb threat that was phoned into the Jericho Quadrangle office complex, prompting its evacuated for a search Friday morning.

A police spokeswoman said the caller claimed there was a package in the building at 10:15 a.m. but officers on the scene found nothing in both 200 and 300 Jericho Turnpike. Hundreds of workers waited outside for more than two hours during the search.

“It’s probably nothing,” said one Optimum Online employee. “No body knows anything, it’s all hearsay.”

Police entered both buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs but did not let the employees back in at first.

“There are still cops around,” said another Optimum Online employee who was standing under the shaded walkway in the back of the building parking lot. “I don’t like the idea of it.”

Police eventually let the workers back into the office building after they officially concluded that there was no threat.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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