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Cleveland State University law building evacuated Thursday night over bomb threat

Around 10:20 p.m., police gave the "all clear" message for normal interactions on campus to resume.

CLEVELAND — Officials with the Cleveland Division of Police evacuated a law school building Thursday night on Cleveland State University's campus over a bomb threat. 

Police officials confirmed to 3News that they were called to CSU Thursday evening for reports of a bomb. Officials also confirm that no bombs have been located as of 9:30 p.m. and at 10:20 p.m., the "all-clear" was given by officials. 

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CSU's bi-weekly publication, The Cauldron, shared an update late Thursday evening regarding the traffic situation in the area.

"Westbound traffic appears to be closed between E18th & E21st. Police and fire on scene. No other news from CSU safety alert update," The Cauldron tweeted Thursday night.

The following safety alerts were sent out to students and staff Thursday evening: 

"CSU SAFETY ALERT: There is an emergency evacuation of the Law School 1801 Euclid Ave. Police are on scene. Stay away from the area, more information to follow," the first alert stated. 

"CSU SAFETY ALERT FOLLOW UP: Law School and Law Library are closed due to emergency. Police and fire are on scene stay away from the area more info to follow," said the second alert, sent out shortly after the first. 

Lee Fisher, dean and professor of law at CSU, released the following statement to students, staff, and 3News: 

"All we know right now is that there was a threat called into the CSU Police Department this evening about a bomb in the law school. Our building has been evacuated. The Police and Fire Departments are in the building investigating. I have spoken with the CSU Police Chief, and as soon as I know more, I will send an update," Fisher wrote. 

Around 9:50 p.m., Cleveland State University issued a statement on social media, sharing the latest update on the situation. 

"Tonight @CSUpd received a bomb threat for @CMLAWSchool building at E. 18th and Euclid. The building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution around 8 p.m. Bomb sniffing dogs, CSU Police, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire are currently on the scene. Please avoid the area," the Cleveland State account tweeted. 


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