Campus of Cornell University in New York evacuated over bomb scare

Follow RT on A reported bomb threat triggered an evacuation and lockdown at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. However, a police search has turned up nothing.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, Cornell University reported that police were investigating a bomb threat on campus grounds. 

“Ithaca Campus Law enforcement is on site and investigating campus bomb threat. Security perimeter is in place. Continue to avoid central campus,” the school tweeted.

A caller who phoned the police reportedly claimed that multiple bombs had been planted in various locations on the campus, including in the Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall, and Kennedy Hall.

CornellALERT: for the Ithaca campus. Police received a call of bombs being placed in the Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall.

— Cornell University (@Cornell) November 7, 2021

The buildings were subsequently evacuated, with students and staff urged to stay clear of the area.

CornellALERT for the Ithaca campus: Avoid central campus. Evacuate areas in or nearby the Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

— Cornell University (@Cornell) November 7, 2021

A video showed students fleeing the school’s library as part of the evacuation effort.

ppl fleeing uris library after a series of unclear crime threats at #cornellpic.twitter.com/UaPn5pSPf7

— hunter simmons (@huntertsimmons) November 7, 2021

In an update on Sunday evening, the university said that police gave the all clear. “Law enforcement has concluded search of the Ithaca campus; no credible threats were found,” the school said.

CornellALERT: Law enforcement has concluded search of the Ithaca campus; no credible threats were found. It is safe to resume all normal activities.

— Cornell University (@Cornell) November 8, 2021

Founded in 1865, Cornell University ranks among the top US universities. Its campus in Ithaca sprawls across an area of 745 acres, and features over 1,000 student organizations. It is one of the few private schools that is also a land-grant university of New York.

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