Bomb threats in Brown, Columbia, Cornell cause evacuations, police polls – National


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

The universities of Cornell, Columbia and Brown have warned students of the threats. Columbia and Brown authorities said the campus buildings were cleared Sunday evening.

In Ithaca, New York, Cornell police sealed off the center of the campus on Sunday after receiving a call saying the bombs had been planted in four buildings.

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In New York City, Columbia University police issued a campus-wide emergency alert after receiving bomb threats to the university buildings around 2:30 p.m. The university deemed the threats to be unbelievable just before 5:00 p.m. 00

Officials at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island sent a warning to students saying police were investigating “multiple campus buildings involving a bomb threat. Later in the evening, the university issued a another notice before 6pm saying students could resume activity on campus.

The threats came two days after a bomb threat at Yale University forced the evacuation of several buildings and businesses near New Haven, Connecticut. The Yale campus resumed normal operations on Friday evening, approximately five hours after receiving the call.

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