Bomb squad called to Route 12 in Sherburne

The portion of Route 12 in the Town of Sherburne from the main intersection of State Highway 12 and State Highway 80 to Park Avenue by the Stewarts Shop was closed for nearly five hours Thursday night.

Chenango County deputies say they received a report of a suspicious pipe on the sidewalk in front of a commercial/residential building on North Main Street near the intersection with West State Street around 7:30 p.m. They say the area was cordoned off and people were evacuated from the area.

Deputies says the Endicott Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene and helped determine that the pipe was not a safety threat.

North Main Street was reopened and all residents were allowed to return at approximately 12:15 a.m. Friday morning.