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Investigation Into November Bomb Threat Remains Open

Students stream out of Harvard Yard as police respond to an unconfirmed bomb threat on Monday afternoon by evacuating several buildings.
Students stream out of Harvard Yard as police respond to an unconfirmed bomb threat on Monday afternoon by evacuating several buildings. By Michelle M. Ng
By Ivan B. K. Levingston, Crimson Staff Writer

After an unfounded bomb scare prompted the evacuation of several buildings in and around Harvard Yard last month, the Harvard University Police Department’s investigation into the case remains open, according to spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.

Students evacuate Harvard Yard in November as police respond to a bomb threat, later determined to be unfounded. The investigation into the origin of the threat remains ongoing.
Students evacuate Harvard Yard in November as police respond to a bomb threat, later determined to be unfounded. The investigation into the origin of the threat remains ongoing. By Michelle M. Ng

The threat, sent via email, specifically targeted the Science Center and Sever, Emerson, and Thayer Halls. It prompted the cancellation of several classes as police searched the buildings before reopening the Yard and Science Center a few hours later.

For juniors and seniors, the threat was eerily similar to an incident in December 2013, when former College student Eldo Kim sent several Harvard affiliates an emailed bomb threat targeting the same four buildings during fall final exam period.

When last month’s bomb threat first unfolded, Catalano said officers were conducting an “active and ongoing investigation” to identify the origin of the threat.

—Staff writer Ivan B. K. Levingston can be reached at Ivan.Levingston@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @IvanLevingston.

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