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Northeastern University lifts ‘shelter in place’ order after bomb threat

A shelter in place order at Northeastern University was lifted around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, shortly after Boston police responded to a report of a bomb threat on campus.

The Boston police bomb squad remained on the scene, and students were still advised to avoid the area of the Curry Student Center and Snell Quad, campus police tweeted.

The threat was called in at around 10:30 p.m., according to department spokesman David Estrada. Bomb squads were en route to the area of 360 Huntington Ave., he said.

There were no reports of explosions or suspicious packages, Estrada said.


Northeastern officials declined immediate comment on Thursday night.

The report came one week after a university employee reported that a pressurized case exploded in his hand, prompting an evacuation. That incident remains under investigation.

This breaking news story will be updated if more information becomes available.

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