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Columbia, Cornell evacuate campus buildings

Columbia University evacuated two campus buildings on Sunday after receiving a bomb threat, two days after a bomb scare at Yale University, according to officials.

Meanwhile, Cornell University issued an alert Sunday and evacuated several buildings at the campus, urging students to steer clear of the law school and other buildings.

It is not immediately clear what prompted the Cornell action, but Ithaca police told The Post there have been no reports of violence there.

“Alert for the Ithaca campus: Avoid central campus,” the school said on Twitter. “Evacuate areas in or nearby the Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall.”

“Additional information will be provided as it becomes available,” the tweet said.

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York also evacuated several buildings due to a bomb threat.
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York also evacuated several buildings after receiving a threat.
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Authorities have not linked the threats against the Ivy League schools.

A spokesperson for Yale University said the school received a bomb threat on Friday.

On Sunday, Columbia spokeswoman Caroline Adelman said they received a threat.

“We’ve only been notified by a text,” Adelman told The Post. “It mentions two buildings that are being evacuated and warns people to stay away.”

They are the Carmen and Lerner buildings, she said.




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