Bomb Threat Reported At UC Berkeley; No Evacuations Ordered

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Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BERKELEY (KCBS) – The University of California, Berkeley received a non-specific bomb threat over the phone Tuesday morning, but no buildings were mandatorily evacuated according to campus police.

The call came in at 9:20 a.m. Police and bomb-sniffing dogs began searching the area at around 10 a.m.

The following message was sent to all members of the campus community:

Earlier today, a campus operator received a very brief telephone call, saying that “there is a bomb on campus.”  We believe this to be a hoax, as similar threats have recently been made at other universities.

Nonetheless, campus police have been searching all buildings on campus. In addition, we have notified building coordinators to be alert for suspicious objects. If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the campus police at 642-6760 and leave the building.

If you wish to leave campus, please feel free to do so.

 George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
John Wilton, Vice Chancellor, Administration & Finance

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