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MOUNT VERNON -
Mount Vernon police say a man walked into police headquarters Thursday claiming he was hurt helping make a bomb.
Around 3:30 p.m., police say the Bronx man told them he was hurt helping his cousin make a pressure cooker-type bomb. He had burns on his hands.
Police immediately went to investigate the location at North Eighth Avenue. The building was then evacuated as a precaution.
Further investigation revealed the man was in need of mental support, and the burns on his hands were several days old. He was taken to an area hospital.
Police found no sign of explosives or bomb-making materials.
"I'm sorry for the inconvenience that is caused the residents, but their safety was my priority. We will continue to do our due diligence for the men and women of Mount Vernon to keep the city safe," says Mount Vernon Police Chief Richton Zaidie.