NYPD gives all clear after bomb threat led to NYU evacuations

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MANHATTAN — New York University students were evacuated from three locations after a Thursday night bomb threat.

The school received bomb threats the Stern School of Business, Center for Neural Science, and Hebrew Union College, which is an independent institution. The NYPD first received a call about the bomb threat just before 6:30 p.m.

Those evacuated were directed to proceed to the Bobst Library or the Kimmel Center. The locations were evacuated as of 8:20 p.m., NYU tweeted.

Police later directed the evacuation of Hayden Hall.

Officials initially advised people to expect traffic delays, road closures and emergency personnel in the area.

The NYPD issued an all clear at 9:35 p.m. Thursday after concluding its investigation.

The University of Southern California also received bomb threats on Thursday, KTLA reported. Additional threats were made at MIT, police said.

Bomb threats were made at several colleges over the weekend.

Bomb threats later deemed not credible were made against Columbia University on Sunday afternoon, according to the school.

There was also a bomb threat on Sunday at Cornell University. Brown University officials in Providence, Rhode Island, sent a text alert to students that said police were investigating “multiple buildings on campus involving a bomb threat.”

Yale reported a bomb threat two days earlier that forced the evacuation of several buildings as well as nearby businesses in New Haven, Connecticut. The university resumed normal campus activity Friday evening.

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