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Nothing ‘Suspicious’ Found After Bomb Threat at Iowa State

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Officers head toward the Durham Center overnight on ISU Campus (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

Officers head toward the Durham Center overnight on ISU Campus (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Police say nothing suspicious was found in a campus building after a bomb threat was phoned in.

The threat was called in around 12:19 a.m. and lasted for about 11 minutes. The caller indicated there was a bomb in the Durham Center.

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. the school issued an alert, “Someone has threatened to bomb the Durham  Center. We are on scene, and investigating. Please stay away from the area.”

ISU Police, Ames Police, and the Story County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search of the building.

Around 4:50 a.m. ISU Police tweeted nothing suspicious had been found. The Durham Center is scheduled to reopen at 6:30 a.m.

Officers, some with shields and helmets, and others with rifles were seen walking near the Durham Center.

The Durham Center is located right next to Parks Library on Central Campus. Both buildings were evacuated and a few students were turned away from the area overnight.

The investigation into who called in the bomb threat continues. If you have any information about the threat you’re asked to contact ISU Police at 515-294-4428.