Howard Students Forced To Evacuate After Second Bomb Threat in First Week of Fall Semester

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FILE - A graduation themed printed mural is seen on the Howard University campus, July 6, 2021, in Washington. More than a third of America’s 101 historically Black colleges and universities have been targeted by calls or emails threatening bombings since early January. Howard University in Washington has received at least four threats since Jan. 4. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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A bomb threat on Friday, Aug. 26, forced students at Howard University to evacuate two residence halls for the second time during the first week of the fall semester.

According to NBC Washington, D.C., investigators checked out the threat and found nothing. A university spokesperson said police may know where the call originated.

Vice President Kamala Harris on March 4, 2022
FILE – Vice President Kamala Harris speaks, March 4, 2022, in her ceremonial office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to announce that historically Black colleges and universities, many of which recently received bomb threats, are eligible for federal campus security grants. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Howard University police say the threat was received just after 2:30 a.m. on Friday and targeted the East and West Towers on campus, which house up to 1,800 students.

A Howard spokesperson said in a statement that human, animal, and mechanical explosive-finding devices were used in the search of the two residential buildings. On Aug. 23, another bomb threat forced students to evacuate Cook Hall.


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