Monday, December 6, 2021

Investigating Bomb Threats at Brown, Columbia, Cornell

Bomb threats on three Ivy League college campuses led to evacuations and police investigations on Sunday, with at least two schools saying the threats there were unfounded.

Cornell, Columbia and Brown universities alerted students to the dangers. Officials at Columbia and Brown said buildings on the campus had been cleared on Sunday evening.

In Ithaca, New York, Cornell police cordoned off the center of the campus on Sunday after receiving information about bombs being placed in four buildings.

In New York City, Columbia University police issued a campus-wide emergency alert after receiving bomb threats on university buildings at around 2:30 pm.

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Officials at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, sent a text alert to students saying that police were “investigating several buildings on campus that included bomb threats. Later in the evening, the university closed at 6 p.m. Earlier issued another alert stating that students are safe to resume activity on campus.

The threats came two days after a bomb threat at Yale University caused the evacuation of several buildings in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as nearby businesses. About five hours after receiving the call, Yale’s campus resumed normal activities on Friday evening.

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