Bomb Threat Cleared at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus

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UPDATED: March 13, 2014 1:29 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Offices and buildings at George Mason University’s Prince William County campus have re-opened after a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of several buildings Thursday morning.

Students and faculty were ordered to evacuate Discovery Hall, the Occoquan Building, and Bull Run Hall while police investigated the threat around 9 a.m. University officials said the campus resumed normal operations shortly after noon.

Cars were not allowed on campus during the investigation, and the school also had suspended shuttle bus service between the Prince William and Fairfax campuses. Officials say shuttle service resumed at 1 p.m.

Students, employees and visitors who were on campus when the threat was received were told to take shelter at the Freedom and Aquatic Fitness Center until the situation was resolved.

Classes at the school’s Fairfax campus were disrupted last week after a written bomb threat was discovered in the Art and Design Building.

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