NEW YORK (PIX11) — CUNY City College of New York shut down its campus on Tuesday due to a threat, according to the institution.

CCNY closed at 1 p.m. “out of an abundance of caution” after receiving an unspecified threat. The college urged students and faculty to promptly leave the campus in an alert posted to its website and social platforms.

“All essential service employees will be contacted by their supervisor regarding their work schedule,” the City College of New York message stated.

The campus was expected to reopen on Wednesday, however, there are no classes in session.

The NYPD could not provide additional information about the nature of the threat.

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