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Police Investigating Bomb Threat At Research West

Update: 9:38 p.m — The scene was cleared and personnel could return to the area after police determined the suspicious device on the roof was fake. Penn State News reported that police initially received the bomb threat around 2:45 p.m. and promptly had the building evacuated. Five hours later, once the threat was confirmed to be credible, the alert was then sent out. Nothing was announced whether this threat was in any way related to the first two on Tuesday.

Penn State advised students and faculty to avoid the area around Research West near the White Golf Course because of a “credible bomb threat” in a University Park Alert sent out at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Police have lined the building’s perimeter and are not allowing anyone to enter its parking lot

When contacted, University Park Police could not offer any further details because the investigation is ongoing.

The suspected danger and alert is the third bomb threat of the day, coming just hours after ones reported at the Federal Credit Building and the Walmart on North Atherton Street, which was closed to allow dogs to sniff the area. The two earlier threats were reported to be connected by the Centre Daily Times.

Check back with Onward State as the situation develops.

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Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.

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