Bomb threat at UNC

Update: As of 5 a.m., UNC police decided that the bomb threat called in around 9 p.m. Sunday was not valid and issued an all-clear, according to the AlertCarolina Web site.

Updated 11:26 p.m.

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A man called in to Orange County police and made a bomb threat against The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The threat reportedly concerned the Pit area, which is the center of campus activity. The Student Union and several libraries have been evacuated. Additionally, police have closed areas surrounding the Pit, and bomb-sniffing dogs are checking the location. AlertCarolina has been updated, and confirms that UNC Public Safety investigated a bomb threat and took precautions. During the first hour or so after the threat was reported by various news outlets, the alert system stated that the University was operating under normal conditions.

Associate editor Zachary Tracer, who is currently residing at UNC, is reporting from Chapel Hill in addition to calls being made from Duke. The Chronicle learned about the threat via Twitter.

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