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Explosives Found In Four Harvard Buildings, Evacuations Underway

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., is being evacuated after reports of explosives being found on campus.

The Ivy League school issued an alert Monday shortly after 9 a.m. while Cambridge police and school officers roped off four sites, including a freshman dorm and the campus science center.

“Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now,” the school tweeted.

“HUPD and CPD are on the scene and investigating,” it said in a follow up tweet. “Stand by for more info. View emergency page for updates.”

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State troopers forms the bomb squad and K9 units have responded to the scene, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

The Harvard Crimson tweeted photos stating, “Students & police wait in Science Center Plaza after bomb threat forces evacuation Mon. morning.”

"Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated," the school said in a statement. "Harvard's focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff."

A slew of final exams scheduled for today have been cancelled.

Sources: New York Daily News, USA Today