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Man pleads guilty to planting fake bomb at Ithaca bank

An Ithaca man has admitted to planting a fake bomb in a busy downtown area.
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) -- An Ithaca man has admitted to planting a fake bomb in a busy downtown area.

37-year-old Matthew Whitney pleaded guilty Thursday to planting the fake bomb. Last October, a box outside of the Bank of America building in Ithaca, prompting an evacuation and a major police response.

Police later determined the box was not a threat. Whitney will be sentenced in March.

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