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Bomb threat evacuates Princeton University

Tuesday - 6/11/2013, 1:50pm  ET

UPDATE: Tuesday - 6/11/2013, 1:33pm ET

WASHINGTON - Princeton officials updated their website with the following information:

Law enforcement authorities are inspecting buildings on the Princeton University campus in the wake of a bomb threat. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in, and the search of campus facilities was expected to take several hours. No estimate on when the building sweep might be completed was available at the time of this update. The University takes all threats to the safety and well being of our community members and visitors seriously and is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

EARLIER: Tuesday - 6/11/2013, 11:03am ET

WASHINGTON - The Princeton University campus in Mercer County, N.J., has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.

Students, staff and visitors were told to evacuate immediately and go home.

The university website announced that around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday that there was a bomb threat to multiple, unspecified campus buildings.

Public Safety officers and Princeton Police directed drivers leaving the campus. People without cars were directed to evacuation sites.

The University warns not to return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise.

The alert also says there will be an update later Tuesday.

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