Friday, January 22, 2010

Threat to CMU Causes Evacuation

At noon today, Pittsburgh City Police received an anonymous phone call that was a threat to Carnegie Melon University’s academic building, Wean Hall.
The university quickly responded by evacuating Wean Hall and two other academic halls nearby.
Campus spokesman Ken Walters says they used K9 units from the city police, the University of Pittsburgh, Port Authority and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office to make sure everything was safe.
Walters says nothing was found in the building, and halls re-opened around 2:30. There were no injuries.
He says if they signed up, students, faculty and staff would have received an immediate alert via text message about the threat.

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