SLC Human Svcs Center to reopen Thurs after bomb scare

The St. Lawrence County Human Services Center. Photo: Bob Sauter

Update, 1:35: The Human Services Center is closed for the rest of the day today; it’ll reopen Thursday as usual.


We just received a press release from St. Lawrence County that the Human Services Center, on State Highway 310 in Canton, has been evacuated after a “suspicious looking bag” was found at the DMV. The bomb squad was called and were expected to arrive just about now. Police were on the scene. The full release is to the left (click to enlarge the image for a clearer view).

Source: St. Lawrence County

WWNY-TV is reporting now that a couple returned to claim the bag, which reportedly contained a Thermos bottle wrapped in tinfoil. The county has sent all the workers in the building home for the day, so it seems unlikely that the building will be open again today. But if that changes we’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of county offices that are closed, from North Country Now:

Public Health

Office for the Aging


One Stop Career Center

Community Services

Jefferson County Children’s Home

Veteran’s Office

Youth Bureau

DSS Employment Unit

DSS Adoption Unit


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4 Comments on “SLC Human Svcs Center to reopen Thurs after bomb scare”

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  1. tootightmike says:

    And the cost to the taxpayers of this little bit of over-reaction…….

  2. Two Cents says:

    aawwww, how cute! north country feeling left out of bombing loop creates it’s own terror using a thermos and tin foil. mcgyver would be proud …..

  3. tootightmike says:

    Good Lord!, If it caused a bomb scare every time I forgot MY backpack, the whole state would grind to a halt.

  4. dan3583 says:

    I gotta be careful where I forget my travel mug…

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