Four Harvard University Buildings Evacuated after Bomb Threat

By Cheri Cheng - 16 Nov '15 14:00PM

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts has confirmed that four buildings were evacuated after school officials received a bomb threat. Three of the buildings housed classrooms - The Science Center, Sever and Emerson Halls - and the remaining building was a dormitory - Thayer Hall.

The Ivy League posted this message initially at 12:30 p.m. ET on the website:

"An unconfirmed bomb threat has been received. The Science [Center], Sever, Emerson, and Thayer Halls are being evacuated. More info to follow."

A follow-up message was posted right before 1:00 p.m. ET:

"As most of you are now aware, we received an unconfirmed bomb threat affecting the Science Center, as well as Sever, Emerson and Thayer Halls on the Cambridge campus. The buildings have been evacuated and law enforcement officials are on scene. Entry to the Yard is restricted. We will provide updates as soon as we have additional information."

Harvard University authorities added that the buildings are being searched and that the entire process can take hours.

"The four buildings are being searched. We expect this process will likely take several hours. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available," the third update read.

To stay updated, visit the university's site here.

The news of a bomb threat comes just a few days after the terrorist attacks on Paris that left at least 129 people dead and more than 300 injured. Those attacks, which included massive shootings and explosions, were carried out by ISIS.

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