World Trade Center searched for explosives after threat called in Tuesday

By Thomas Tracy New York Daily News

Port Authority cops swept the nation’s tallest building for explosives Tuesday after City Hall received a threat, law enforcement sources said.

Cops and bomb-sniffing dogs did a floor by floor search of the 1,776-feet tall lower Manhattan skyscraper beginning at about 12:30 p.m. after a woman made a threatening call to City Hall officials.

“Evacuate Tower 1 immediately,” said the caller, who phoned City Hall on a hard-to-trace pre-paid cellphone.

The search was completed at about 1:30 p.m., officials said.

No explosives were found.

No one was ever evacuated from the building, according to Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

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