NOPD investigates bomb threat at Xavier University

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(FILE PHOTO: June 5, 2020)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Police quickly responded to Gert Town in New Orleans following a report of a bomb threat at Xavier University.

At approximately 3:49 p.m., NOPD announced officers were actively investigating a bomb threat at the university at 3801 South Carrollton Avenue.

Police say the initial call was received shortly after 3 p.m.

According to details later sent out by NOPD, a suspect had contacted campus police, saying he was planting bombs on campus and threatened to “shoot up” the university.

Both Xavier police and NOPD evacuated the campus and found no signs of bombs.

It was unclear if the suspect was identified.

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