3 Ivy League universities receive bomb threats, issue evacuations

Brown University. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(AP/WISH) — Bomb threats at three Ivy League college campuses have caused evacuations and prompted police responses.

The threats were received at Cornell, Columbia and Brown universities on Sunday.

Columbia University in said on Twitter that a campus-wide emergency alert went out around 2:30 p.m. about the threats. The New York Police Department later deemed the threats not credible, the college said.

In Ithaca, New York, Cornell University police cordoned off the center of campus after receiving a call that bombs were placed in four buildings. The school tweeted that the threats are being investigated.

Brown University officials in Providence, Rhode Island, sent a text alert to students that said police were investigating “multiple buildings on campus involving a bomb threat.”