A Bomb Scare Ends Army Game

Associated Press

A Metro Atlantic Conference basketball game between Army and Fordham was suspended shortly before halftime Tuesday night after a bomb threat was telephoned to the Fordham security office, Fordham athletic director Dave Rice said.

Rice said a male voice, which he described as foreign, warned that a bomb would be detonated inside Rose Hill Gymnasium "because Army is playing."

According to Officer Tony Vallelong of the New York City Police Department, the caller said, "Remember about yesterday," and mentioned the political situation in Cyprus.

The caller apparently was alluding to a bombing last weekend at a cafe in Greece in which about 70 U.S. servicemen were injured.

A crowd of about 1,500 was evacuated from the Fordham gym.

The game, in which Fordham led, 26-23, will resume Feb. 18 at Fordham.

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