Bomb scare causes evacuation of four buildings

A bomb threat received by Connecticut state police against the

University Friday morning lead to the evacuation of several campus

buildings for part of the day.

Trumbull College, Sterling Memorial Library, Cross Campus Library and

the Yale Law School were evacuated while Yale, New Haven, and state

police performed a search of each building, University spokesman Tom Conroy said. Adminstrators, faculty, staff and students began returning to their offices around noon.

“Based on the information that state police received, the decision

was made to evacuate and search the buildings,” he said. “The conclusion is that it was not a substantive threat.”

Conroy said nothing was found during the search.

State Police Sgt. Paul Vance said bomb-sniffing dogs were used to sweep the buildings.

“We are assisting Yale Police and have sent over an emergency

services unit and canine team,” Vance said.

Two years ago, a pipe bomb damaged three rooms in the law school but

caused no injuries. The incident remains unsolved.

Construction workers outside of Trumbull, which is undergoing renovations, said they were allowed to get back to work around 1 p.m..


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