Ohio State reopens 2 labs after bomb threat

Ohio State students walk past the main library while it is closed because of a bomb threat at Ohio State University Tuesday. / AP photo

JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio State University has reopened two laboratory buildings that were closed due to a bomb scare.

No devices were found in the labs, and all activities and classes in the buildings were back on schedule Tuesday evening. University officials say another lab and the main library, which were also closed, are scheduled to reopen later Tuesday.

A bomb threat targeting the library and the three labs was e-mailed to the FBI on Tuesday morning, prompting the school to evacuate all four buildings.

An FBI spokesman says the bureau is investigating several leads.

Ohio State is one of the nation's largest universities, with more than 56,000 students at its main Columbus campus.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio State University has evacuated four buildings, including the main library, following bomb threats.

Campus police say they were alerted by the FBI shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to threats received for The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and three laboratory buildings. The buildings were evacuated and closed until further notice. Students and faculty were being warned to stay out of the area.

The university also sent 32,000 text messages regarding the warning.

More details are expected at a morning media briefing.

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