Louisiana State University Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:13pm

BATON ROUGE, LA — Students at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge were evacuated Monday after police received a call about a bomb on campus.

East Baton Rouge Parish police took the 911 call at 10:32 a.m. Central Time, spokeswoman Christine M. Calongne said.

The university issued a campus alert telling students and staff to "please evacuate as calmly and quickly as possible."

A state police SWAT team was sent to the campus to help with evacuations, Sgt. Len Marie said. "They have bomb dogs if needed to be utilized on site," Marie said.

Calongne told CNN that no specific buildings were mentioned in the call.

On Friday, the University of Texas and North Dakota State University both issued campus-wide alerts after threats that turned out to be unfounded.


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