University of Miami Library Evacuated After Bomb Threat UPDATED
Campus security issued an emergency alert at 10:28 a.m. this morning. A university spokesman confirmed the evacuation but did not provide further details on the threat.
UPDATE: Cops have finished sweeping the library and given the all-clear to reopen Richter.
Here is the latest message from campus security:
ALL CLEAR! The emergency incident on the Coral Gables campus has been resolved. A comprehensive sweep of Richter Library resulted in no cause for concern. Law enforcement deemed Richter Library safe to reopen. Resume all normal campus operations.
New Times reporter and UM student Jess Swanson was outside Richter when the library was suddenly evacuated and cordoned off by cops.
But campus life barely skipped a beat. Classes resumed just 15 minutes later and the (apparently bogus) bomb threat didn't even disrupt the farmer's market. Organic, locally grown food not bombs, man!
Read more about the bomb scare on Swanson's blog.