Princeton University evacuates campus after bomb threat
Princeton University evacuated its campus on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat to multiple buildings on its sprawling New Jersey property, according to the school's Twitter page.
Those with cars were told to leave the campus, and those without cars were directed by police to evacuation sites, the school said.
"This is NOT a test. There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings," said one of the school's tweets at about 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT).
The threat came a week after Princeton's commencement, at a time when the university's population is down sharply from the regular school year.
A spokesman for Governor Chris Christie said the governor was not in Princeton, which is home to the executive mansion, Drumthwacket.
Princeton, an Ivy League university 42 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 51 miles southwest of New York City, takes its name from the New Jersey town where it has been located for more than a century.
Students interviewed by Reuters said dozens of people could be seen leaving the school's residential buildings and campus cafes, which were crowded with students on laptops.
Local police referred all questions to the university. The school said it was updating the campus community through its Twitter account and web page.