Bomb threat prompts evacuations at Tufts

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Campus police issued a warning to the public shortly after 3:30 p.m. David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Tufts University police urged students to evacuate three campus buildings following a bomb scare on their Medford campus. The area was later cleared after no threats were identified.

Authorities sent an alert shortly after 3:30 p.m. instructing anyone in Ballou Hall, Miller Hall, and Mayer Campus Center to evacuate immediately. At 5 p.m. police sent out another alert confirming that the areas were safe.

A threat emailed to Tufts’ diversity department and blamed the university for “anti-white racism.” The email claims that a “multiracial group” placed bombs in Miller Hall, Ballou Hall, Mayer Campus Center, and the university’s Rainbow Steps.


“We placed several bombs in Tufts university, we don’t want anyone to die, we are just here to send a message. Evacuate now,” the email reads.

Campus police told the public to avoid the area. The three evacuated buildings are located in separate areas off of Packard Avenue.

Tufts University tweeted that people can take shelter in the Aidekman Arts Center, located at 40 Talbot Avenue, or Joyce Cummings Center, located at 177 College Avenue.


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