By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.com

BATH - State Troopers and K-9 units checked the Arc of Steuben building and property Tuesday night for about an hour in response to a bogus bomb threat.

Bernie Burns, Arc of Steuben executive director, said the bomb threat call was received at about 7 p.m. Tuesday by the Justice Center, in Albany.

“The (bomb) threat was made by phone to the state Justice Center, a 24-hour hotline,” Burns said. “The Justice Center then called the Office for Developmental Disabilities, another state agency, and they contacted us.”

Burns said the business was closed and vacant when Arc of Steuben was notified.

“We got the call and contacted 911,” Burns said.

State Troopers and K-9 units inspected every section of the property and found nothing, according to Bath State Police. The person who made the call to the Justice Center has not yet been identified. The investigation will continue.

Arc of Steuben, located at One Arc Way, was open for regular business Wednesday morning, Burns said. This is the first bomb threat the Arc of Steuben, a not-for-profit organization, has received.

The Arc of Steuben, founded in 1964, is a partnership of dedicated people committed to working together to support people with disabilities and their families.