Bomb Threats Target Ivy League Schools In Weekend Scare

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Bomb threats had been described at 3 Ivy League universities on Sunday, with the alerts adhering to identical threats created to Yale University and two Ohio universities in modern times.

Portions of Cornell College in upstate New York and Columbia University in New York Town have been evacuated on Sunday afternoon following obtaining threats of explosives in different properties on both of those campuses, the universities claimed on Twitter.

Cornell University, in alerts posted on Twitter, explained police acquired a connect with that reported bombs experienced been positioned in four structures. Columbia University shared a equivalent notify on Twitter, but, at minimum originally, did not specify the properties specific.

The evacuations at Columbia College in Manhattan adopted postings on Twitter of a person saying to be on the campus with several firearms and bombs. The Twitter account that posted the threats was suspended soon after.

Around two hours later, a bomb danger was claimed at a number of structures at Brown College by the Rhode Island school’s student-operate newspaper.

It is not but apparent whether any of the threats are related.

The alerts comply with similar bomb scares on Saturday at two colleges in Ohio: Miami University and Ohio College. Equally incidents were being deemed not credible. On Friday, police at Yale College in Connecticut claimed receiving a connect with about bombs being put in numerous campus properties. That danger was also deemed untrue.

At about 4:44 p.m. area time, Columbia announced that law enforcement experienced swept and cleared the evacuated properties and have been remaining reopened. As of 6 p.m., Brown claimed that all structures evacuated for the bomb threat have been cleared by Providence law enforcement. Cornell is nonetheless advising people to carry on averting Central Campus.