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Bomb threat shuts down Bowie State University

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 18:16:22-05

BOWIE, Md. — Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a bomb threat called in Monday targeting Bowie State University.

The threat forced classes to go virtual for the day, while everyone on campus was told to temporarily shelter in place.

No dangerous devices were found during a sweep of each building. Police reported no injuries, and don't believe any further threat exists at this time.

The threat was one of many made towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Monday.

Federal, State, and local authorities are working together to investigate each one.

"While the credibility of the phone call is in question, Maryland State Police take all bomb threats seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation. The investigation is active and ongoing," Maryland State Police said in a press release.