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(NECN) - The all clear has been given after a bomb threat at the University of Massachusetts Boston earlier Thursday afternoon.
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A school spokesman said around 3 p.m. that Massachusetts State Police and Boston Police swept Wheatley Hall and found nothing. The building has been cleared of any suspicious device and has now reopened for normal activity.
The initial call came in at 12:40 p.m. to an administrative office, according to the school's media relations department. The caller stated that there was a bomb in Wheatley Hall and that it should be evacuated.
Wheatley Hall was quickly evacuated, and people were asked to stay clear of the area until further notice. The rest of the campus remained open.
According to the UMass Boston website, the Wheatley Building is adjacent to the Campus Center and houses the Venture Development Center, the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, the McCormack Graduate School and Snowden Auditorium.