Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) announced that “access to Harvard Yard has been restricted to Yard residents with Harvard IDs. As of the writing of this message the report remains unconfirmed and the HUPD has no reason to believe there is a threat to any other site on campus.”
The statement said: “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.”
Four buildings on the campus were evacuated during exams.
The bomb squad and K-9 unit were deployed by the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) to search “the Science Center, and Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls.”
Reports of an “anonymous note said that explosives were placed in four buildings at the Ivy League school’s campus that included its science center and three halls – Thayer, Sever and Emerson – which were all immediately evacuated. The threat was later determined to be a hoax.”
Tweets from Harvard University, included: “Report of bombs on campus remains unconfirmed. Federal and state officials have joined the probe.”
Just a few weeks ago, officials at Yale University locked down their campus in conjunction with the local law enforcement when reports of a gunman surfaced.
From a pay phone off campus (?) an anonymous caller stated that his roommate was “heading toward campus with a gun” and the intention to shoot people.
This is the story given to the press by Officer David Hartman, spokesman for the New Haven Police Department (NHPD).
On Twitter, messages alerted campus residents and students that there was an “unconfirmed report of a person on campus w/ a gun. Please stay indoors.”
Confusion set in as the Tweets claimed that these allegations were true.
According to the emergency management department at Yale, these reports were “NOT a test” and there was a gunman on campus with the aim to kill people.
Several persons claimed to have seen a man with a “long gun” which prompted a search of the campus and review of surveillance video.
These “fairly well-confirmed” reports were determined to be law enforcement themselves who were spotted by students and reported as suspicious behavior to the NHPD.
Scattered mentions of backpacks and undescriptive assault-style guns were found to be “nothing tangible”.
The full-on confirmation brought together campus law enforcement, as well as:
• Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
• Connecticut Department of Homeland Security (CDHS)
• Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Back in 2012, evacuations at several major universities in the US have prompted some mainstream media to plant the question of “Islamic rage” having transpired from US embassies in the Middle East to America.
Al-Qaeda was invoked by an anonymous caller claiming to be a member of the fake terrorist faction making undisclosed threats toward the campus at the University of Texas.
A message posted at 9:53 am on the emergency alert website read: “Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible. More information to come.”
According to Rhonda Weldon, director of Communication at the University of Texas: “A male with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with al-Qaeda and that these bombs would go off in 90 minutes.”
According to initial reports , multiple threats to several locations on campus were named in the anonymous caller’s threat.
University of Texas Police Chief Robert Dahlstrom said that an estimated 69,000 users were notified by the online alter system which directed them to evacuate the campus. Dahlstrom explained that university officials also sounded the on-campus alarm to warn others as well as sent messages through email and Facebook.
Students were warned to “get as far away as possible.”
Following the threat in Texas, reports originating in North Dakota stated that students attending t North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo were advised to evacuate the campus due to a call-in bomb threat after a posting on the NDSU website that read: “NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m. This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus. This also includes the downtown buildings and agricultural facilities. NDSU received a bomb threat, prompting this evacuation. Updates will follow.”
At 11:41 am students were required to vacate the campus in an orderly fashion and meet at locations off the university grounds.
The next university to receive a threat was Valparaiso University in Indiana where an anonymous graggiti message last week produced “an unspecified threat . . . alluding to dangerous and criminal activity” to be carried out during the chapel break on Friday.”
Students were advised to watch for “suspicious behavior and report to the VUPD immediately” so that local law enforcement and the FBI could not only investigate the indiscriminate threat, but find the supposed “terrorists”.