UPDATE: March 6, 2014 9:50 a.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A written bomb threat cancelled some classes and closed the Art and Design Building on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University Thursday morning.

The threat, which was discovered overnight Thursday, prompted a large police response. A number of roads surrounding the building, including a portion of Patriot Circle, were closed during the investigation.

Authorities concluded the investigation around 8:15 a.m. and have deemed the building safe.

Police did not believe the threat ever presented an immediate danger to students and others on campus.

Officials cancelled classes scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the building, but allowed all other classes and events elsewhere on campus to be held as scheduled. Classes are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. at the Art and Design Building.

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