Bomb-threat searches find nothing suspicious; buildings reopened

June 25, 2012

 UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Police dogs have now finished searching all three buildings, and have not found anything suspicious. Shields, Patterson and Borland buildings all have reopened for normal University business.

UPDATE: 2:01 p.m. Police dogs have finished searching Patterson Building and nothing suspicious has been found. Police have re-opened it for normal University business. Police dogs are continuing to search Borland Building.

UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. Police dogs have finished searching Shields Building, and nothing suspicious has been found. Police have re-opened it for normal University business. Police dogs now are proceeding to Patterson and Borland Buildings to search those locations.  

UPDATE, 11:45 a.m.: Police have conducted a preliminary search of the buildings and have found nothing suspicious. A police dog currently is searching Shields Building and so far has not identified anything of concern. Additional bomb-sniffing dogs are enroute to State College and will assist with the thorough search of the buildings.

UPDATE, 9:57 a.m.: As a precaution, police are evacuating Borland and Patterson buildings. Shields Building is being checked now.

Police have received a non-credible bomb threat that came into a generic University email address on Saturday night. The threat indicates there are bombs in three buildings – Patterson, Borland and Shields – that will go off if people touch them. Police do NOT consider the threat to be credible although they are still investigating and will have police officers and police dogs check the buildings. While they are notifying people in those buildings they are not evacuating.

Last Updated June 25, 2012