New Jersey City University declared safe after bomb threat

Police had ordered an evacuation of the campus following the threat

The NJCU campus was evacuated on Friday morning following a bomb threat, according to the university. Photo by Mark Koosau.

New Jersey City University was judged safe to return to normal after students and personnel were ordered to evacuate by police this morning, according to police and university officials.

A person had reported a suspicious package on campus to another municipality’s police department, according to Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione. Police officers responded to the campus at around 9:48 a.m. and determined that the call was unfounded, to which the scene was then cleared.

The university had initially canceled all classes and activities following the threat and was ordered to evacuate. After the scene was cleared, the university returned to normal operations, according to NJCU spokesperson Ira Thor.

Students will be allowed to return to the campus and the residence halls, with student services remaining open virtually, according to a notice on the university’s website. The university also said that evacuated employees are not expected to return for the rest of the day unless director by an immediate supervisor.

An investigation into the initial call is ongoing.

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