Harvard University Evacuated over Reports of Explosives at 4 Sites
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Harvard University ordered the evacuation of four buildings following unconfirmed reports explosives were present on campus.
On Monday morning the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus.
Harvard University Police and officers from the Cambridge Police Department are currently sweeping the buildings for explosives. Bomb squad officers from state and transit Police departments were also dispatched to the campus with bomb sniffing dogs.
"Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated. Harvard's focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will update the media when we have more information," the University posted on its website.
Three of the buildings being evacuated in Cambridge border Harvard Yard – the oldest part of the Harvard University campus and its historic center, RT reported.
Ben Forman, an employee at the Harvard Book Store on Massachusetts Avenue, told the Boston Globe the atmosphere around Harvard’s campus was not too panicked this morning as police swept through the yard.
“It looks pretty relaxed out there actually,” he said.“There is a gate closed into the yard, but its not panicked.”