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Harvard buildings evacuated over explosives report

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Harvard University says four buildings on its campus outside Boston are being evacuated because of unconfirmed reports of explosives. The school tweeted that there have been no reports of any explosions.

Three of the buildings being evacuated in Cambridge border Harvard Yard.

The school posted alerts on its emergency page and its Twitter account. They say that both school and city police are investigating, and the university will provide more information soon.

Harvard says in a statement that its university police department received the unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in the four buildings and they were evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

The complete statement from Harvard, posted at 9:33am says:

The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) this morning received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus:  the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. HUPD and Cambridge Police are on the scene. 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.

Final exams have begun at the Ivy League school, but at least some have been canceled due to the event.

 

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