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Cleveland State University dorm building evacuated after "reported bomb threat"

Officials said the scene was cleared of the bomb threat as of 11:40 p.m.
Credit: Devin Lamb
Cleveland State University's Fenn Tower evacuated after reported bomb threat.

CLEVELAND — Police and security officials were asking people to avoid the area surrounding a Cleveland State University dorm building, which was evacuated for a "reported bomb threat." 

CSU sent out a safety alert to students and staff members around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, alerting them of a situation and asking them to avoid the scene as police officials investigate. Just after 10 p.m., officials confirmed that there had been a "reported bomb threat," in a safety alert, but did not reveal any additional details.  

The bomb threat was later cleared by 11:40 p.m. and normal activities resumed.

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"CSU Safety Alert: There is an emergency evacuation of Fenn Tower 1983 East 24th Street. Police are on scene. Stay away from the area, more info to follow," the alert from the school declared.

Cleveland State University officials released the following statement to 3News late Wednesday evening: 

"Tonight a bomb threat was received for Fenn Tower, a Cleveland State University residence hall. The building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution around 9 pm.

Bomb sniffing dogs, CSU Police, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire are currently on the scene. Please avoid the area."

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