Yale University hit with 'multiple' bomb threats causing evacuations

The Ivy League school Yale University received several bomb threats on Friday afternoon, prompting an evacuation.

The bomb threats were directed at ‘multiple buildings’ in the Old Campus vicinity as well as the campus in New Haven, Connecticut, according to the Yale Daily News.

A caller at 1.51pm local time said that ’40 bombs’ were hidden around the campus, police told the New Haven Independent. 

An alert on the bomb threat was sent at 2.35pm local time and instructed students to avoid the suspected areas.

A total of eight buildings were under evacuation orders. Old Campus buildings included the Bingham Hall, University Theater, Johnathan Edwards College, Grace Hopper, Yale Art Gallery, Vanderbilt Hall and Welch Hall.

Students and staff were reportedly told to gather at the New Haven Green.

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