‘All-clear’ issued after unconfirmed bomb threat

Update (8:32 a.m. Friday)

Police have issued the “all-clear” Illini-Alert message, and normal activity can resume at Davenport Hall.

The building was thoroughly checked by the East Central Illinois Bomb Squad and K9 units. No evidence of explosives was discovered.

An investigation into the threatening call will continue.

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URBANA, Illinois — On Friday morning, the University of Illinois Police Department was made aware that METCAD 9-1-1 had received a call with threats that explosive devices were placed at Davenport Hall, 607 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Police immediately closed the building and issued an Illini-Alert instructing campus community members to avoid the area.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the threat is not credible. Nonetheless, University Police are taking every necessary precaution. The East Central Illinois Bomb Squad and K9 units are on scene to complete a full examination of the building. A heavy police presence will remain through Friday morning until the building check is complete.

Campus community members are asked to continue avoiding Davenport Hall and the immediate surrounding area until an “all-clear” Illini-Alert is issued.

Updates will be posted here and via Illini-Alert messages as they become available.