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Bomb Threat To CMU Building Deemed Not Credible

Students and staff were briefly evacuated

August 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm

MOUNT PLEASANT (WWJ) - The all clear has been given following a bomb scare at Central Michigan University.

Students and staff in Ronan Hall, an administration building, were evacuated and other precautionary measures were taken after CMU police say someone called in a threat by phone, late Thursday morning.

People were asked to avoid the area while police were investigating. 

By 1 p.m., students and staff were allowed to return to the building after police didn't find anything. No injuries were reported.

Lt. Cameron Wassman said police were able to trace the threatening call to a landline phone. 

"We were able to determine that the bomb threat call came from a hospital facility out on the west coast, from another state," Wassman told WWJ's Sandra McNeill. "And through the investigation we determined that the threat made was not credible."

As for who made the call and what the motive might be, it's unclear at this time.

The investigation by CMU police is ongoing. 

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Ronan Hall as a dorm. It is in fact a building housing academic advising, career services and other offices.