Evacuations at Harvard: 4 Buildings Cleared Due to Unconfirmed Reports of Exposives
UPDATE: Officials have determined the call to be a hoax. All buildings are now cleared to be open.
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts has issued warnings via Twitter and the University Website. 4 Buildings were ordered to be evacuated due to unconfirmed reports of explosives that may have been placed on Campus. Final Exams that were scheduled today have been cancelled as the buildings are searched for bombs. This was announced by the Harvard Crimson, a student newspaper, through Twitter from a statement provided by Jay Harris, the Harvard Dean of Undergraduate Education.
The evacuated buildings include Thayer (a freshman dormitory) as well as Sever, Emerson and the Science Center, which are academic buildings. Sweeps of the buildings are ongoing and at this moment, no explosions of any kind have been reported.
Stated on the Emergency Page of the University’s website: “Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated,” and “Harvard’s focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff.”
Cambridge police and Harvard University Officials are on the scene investigating. According to CNN, the bomb report was made by phone, and the FBI is involved in the investigation.
See the most current details on Boston.com: http://live.boston.com/Event/Explosives_investigation_at_Harvard_University