An “all clear” has since been given
The university’s police department tweeted that the threat was made at Fee Hall at the campus in East Lansing, Michigan, na segunda-feira.
Authorities asked students and staff to evacuate the building and to report any unattended packages or suspicious activity.
“A bomb threat has been reported at Fee Hall on the East Lansing campus. Everyone is asked to evacuate Fee Hall and report any unattended packages, suspicious activity or persons to us,” the police department tweeted.
“MSU Police officers are on scene investigating. There will be an increased police presence in the area, including K9s who are preparing to search the building.”
Five minutes after their original warning, the police department stated they had “determined this incident is related to other non-credible threats that have occurred on other college and university campuses across the country.”
WWJ reported that after students and staff were given the “all clear,” they were back in the building shortly after 2 PM.
Students at Fee hall were mid-exam when the alert went out, de acordo com The State News, and the students were told that their classes were canceled for the day.
MSU spokesperson Dan Olsen told the student newspaper that the situation was still developing and MSU would share an update once they have it.
MSUPD announced that it had determined that there was no credible threat to the university and issued an all-clear at 2.55pm EST. Fee Hall will remain closed until Tuesday.
“Detectives with MSU Police and Public Safety are actively investigating this incident with our state and federal partners,” MSUPD Spokesperson Dana Whyte said in a statement
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked that the building remain closed for the remainder of the day while we conduct a comprehensive search of the premises to ensure the safety of our campus community.”