Princeton University evacuated after bomb threat made

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 18:33:20-04

PRINCETON (PIX11) — A bomb threat prompted an evacuation of students and faculty on the Princeton University campus in New Jersey Tuesday morning, according to officials.

The threat was made to multiple unspecified campus buildings, and school officials posted the latest update:

“As of 3:30 p.m., no explosives had been found. Bomb-sniffing dogs brought in from law enforcement agencies were on campus, and University officials were doing other searches. The bomb threat at the University was one of a number of similar threats around the United States today.”

Additionally, TigerTransit service has been suspended until Wednesday morning.


The campus sprawls over 500 acres and comprises 180 buildings.

Students and staff were advised to evacuate the campus and all University offices immediately and to go home unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.

Public Safety officers and Princeton Police were directing drivers leaving the campus and those without cars were directed to evacuation sites.

It says there’s no time table as to how long it will persist or when campus will reopen.

Princeton University continues to cooperate with local, state and federal authorities in the ongoing investigation.