Bomb threat forces evacuation of Harvard buildings

UPDATED, 6:10 p.m.

Bomb threats against both Cambridge public schools and Harvard University today proved unfounded, Cambridge Police report.

At Harvard, authorities evacuated the Science Center and Sever, Emerson and Thayer Halls, blocked several roads around Harvard Yard and limited access to Harvard Yard after receiving a bomb threat around 12:30 p.m.

At 5:55 p.m., Cambridge Police reported that extensive searches found nothing and that the campus and nearby roads were fully re-opened.

Police similarly found no evidence of actual explosives at any Cambridge public schools, which remained opened throughout the day but with bolstered police presence.

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Updates

The searches of Emerson and Sever Halls have been completed. Both building are open.

Restrictions on access to the Yard have been lifted.

The searches of Thayer and the Science Center continue.

(Via email from the admincritters)

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