Bomb threat reported on LSU campus

1:04 PM, Sep 17, 2012   |    comments
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BATON ROUGE (The Advertiser) -- LSU's main campus is being evacuated because of a bomb threat called into the East Baton Rouge Parish 911 office.

"We determined there was a need to evacuate the campus," said Associate Vice Chancellor Herb Vincent.

Traffic on campus immediately resembled the end of a Saturday night football game. LSU football coach Les Miles' weekly press luncheon scheduled for noon was canceled.

The LSU Emergency Operations Center has instructed anyone on campus to evacuate as calmly and quickly as possible.

Students were notified by a central texting program that automatically alerts them to dangers on campus.

There are 30,000 students, professors and university employees located on the campus.

Capt. Doug Cain of the Louisiana State Police says state police bomb technicians are on the scene. Cain says police are talking to their counterparts in states where university bomb threats were reported last week to determine whether there are similarities.

Campuses in Texas, North Dakota and Ohio were evacuated Friday after receiving bomb threats, but police found no explosives.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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