NYC Universities Evacuated Over Bomb Threats

Numerous Ivy League college campuses in New York were evacuated on Sunday after reports of bomb threats, just days after multiple Ohio institutions received similar threats.

After receiving bomb threats on Sunday afternoon, Cornell, Columbia, and Brown Universities all issued emergency alerts. They individually evacuated buildings and advised students to avoid campus.

Cornell police blocked off the heart of campus in Ithaca, New York, on Sunday after getting word that four buildings had been bombed. Columbia University police in New York City issued a campus-wide emergency warning about 2:30 p.m. after receiving bomb threats at university facilities.

Brennan explained that the campus warnings eventually defined the threat. He claims that the law school isn’t very busy on Sundays, but it “does get a few folks in there.”

Cornell dropped the alert about 7:30 p.m., reporting on Twitter that “law enforcement has concluded search of the Ithaca campus; no credible threats were found. It is safe to resume all normal activities.”

Brown University administrators in Providence, Rhode Island, sent a text warning to students saying police were investigating “several buildings on campus concerning a bomb threat,” however Brown later found the claims were not credible.

According to the Hartford Courant, a non-emergency communications line in New Haven, Connecticut, got a call on Friday afternoon warning police to a device that identified particular places surrounding the Yale campus.

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