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Bridgewater employees evacuated, bomb threat unfounded

By Lawrence Delevingne

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund manager in the world, received a bomb threat on Wednesday and evacuated employees from its Westport, Connecticut, headquarters, the company said in an emailed statement.

A spokeswoman for Bridgewater told Reuters that there had been a bomb threat and that it had been "handled it accordance with our well-established protocols."

Employees were allowed to return to the offices after a sweep by police and bomb detection dogs found nothing, according to local news service WestportNow.

Bridgewater has 1,700 employees worldwide.

(Reporting by Lawrence Delevingne; Editing by Jennifer Ablan)