Bomb threat at University of St. Thomas triggers evacuation of 4 buildings

ST. PAUL, MN (KARE) – Four buildings on the University of St. Thomas (UST) campus in St. Paul are being evacuated following a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

A UST spokesperson confirms the threat, which came in around 7:45 a.m. The decision was made to evacuate staff and students from the Facilities Design Center, John Roach Center, Anderson Student Center and O’Shaughnessy Science Center.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the university tweeted that all four buildings had been searched and given the all clear. Classes that were canceled during morning sessions are now set to resume at 1:30 p.m. Counselors are being made available for those who feel traumatized or uneasy following Tuesday’s threat.

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USTALERT Anderson Student Center has been cleared and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Other affected buildings (FDC, JRC, OSS) have been searched and cleared (1/3).

Tuesday’s bomb threat is the latest in a string of threats that have disrupted operations on the UST campus in recent months.

The John Roach Center was previously evacuated August 20 after a bomb threat targeting that building, and in April of this year McNeely Hall and two nearby buildings (including a child care center) were evacuated after someone phoned in a bomb threat.

No word yet from St. Paul Police if they believe all these bomb threats are connected, or attributed to the same person.

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