Princeton University Reopens After Bomb Threat

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Eight hours after students, faculty and staff were evacuated due to a bomb threat, Princeton University has reopened. 

The campus was evacuated earlier Tuesday following a phoned-in threat on multiple, unspecified buildings. The University's Department of Public Safety, along with the Princeton Police Department, the FBI and other agencies, searched the campus for explosives with bomb-sniffing dogs. No explosive devices were found. The campus reopened around 6:30 p.m.

No classes are in session, though some summer programs are.

University officials had decided Tuesday morning that the threat was credible and evacuated the university. Faculty and staff were sent home and students were told to go to public places in the town of Princeton, a statement from the university said.

"The University takes all threats to the safety and well being of its community members and visitors seriously," the statement said.




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