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Tuesday
Nov162010

No Bombs Found in Two Sweeps at Ohio State

Smith Lab was one of four buildings searched by authorities Tuesday at Ohio State University. Photo Courtesy -- The Ohio State University (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Public safety officials have completed the search of two of the four Ohio State University buildings that were mentioned in a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

Searches of McPherson Chemical Lab and Smith Laboratory turned up no evidence of a device and have been re-opened.

The FBI alerted campus police at 8:19 a.m. EST Tuesday of bomb threats received for The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, McPherson Chemical Lab, Smith Laboratory and Scott Laboratory.  All four buildings were evacuated.

University public safety officials alerted the campus community of the threat via text messages sent at 8:41 a.m., advising them to steer clear of the buildings.

The FBI and Columbus Fire Department bomb squad continue to investigate the threat.

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