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Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare

Published on Dec 17, 2013 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - A bomb scare on Monday forced Harvard University to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge.

An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Centre, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department.

"Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated. Harvard's focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff," it added.

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