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Harvard reopens all evacuated buildings after bomb scare

Published on Dec 17, 2013 5:51 AM
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State and local police respond to reports of explosives at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2013. Harvard University on Monday reopened four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that had been evacuated earlier after reports that explosives had been planted on the premises. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, (REUTERS) - Harvard University on Monday reopened four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that had been evacuated earlier after reports that explosives had been planted on the premises.

The Ivy League school said on its online alert system that all four buildings - three classroom facilities and a dorm - had reopened following a sweep by local, state and federal law enforcement officials.

No explosions were reported and neither Harvard officials nor law enforcement reported finding explosive devices. The evacuations resulted in the cancellation of final exams for some classes.

Institutions across the Boston area have been on an elevated state of alert since the April 15 bombing attack at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 264.

 
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