Arrest in Ithaca Bomb Scare
ITAHCA (WENY) -- Police have arrested an Ithaca man in connection with the bomb scare that closed down the Commons in October.
37year-old Matthew Whitney was arrested following an investigation by Ithaca Police and the FBI. He's charged with the second-degree felony of placing of a false bomb or hazardous substance.
On October 11th, a suspicious package with the word "bomb" printed on it was found near the Bank of America on the Commons.
A bomb squad was called in, but authorities said there was no threat and the Commons were reopened.
Whitney was arraigned Wednesday and then released.