Police investigate reported bomb threat at UConn

Authorities are investigating an alleged bomb threat Thursday morning at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs and people are being instructed not to come to the campus.

In a text message sent to students at 9:37 a.m. this morning, UConn officials told students there was an active bomb threat at the Tasker Building at the Storrs Campus. That building serves as the admissions building for the school.

The full text alert read: “UConn Alert: There is a bomb threat at the Tasker Building, A.K.A. Admissions. If you are in or near this location evacuate now. Go to alert.uconn.edu [for information]”

As of 10:06 A.M., students on campus were being told via text message to “shelter in place” and not to evacuate any of the buildings. The university has advised all faculty, staff and students who aren’t already on the main campus to stay off campus until the bomb threat at one of the buildings in Storrs is cleared.

According to the UConn website, the Tasker Building is a hub for admissions at the school.

“All undergraduate applications are reviewed by the Admissions staff working in the Tasker Building (TSK),” the University’s maps site says.

The building is located near the North Parking Garage, and is proximate to the Student Union building, as well as the student gym , field house, and UConn Foundation building.

Few students would commonly use this building, unless they were employed by the University Admissions department.

More details will be published as they are known.

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