Authorities give “All Clear” after investigating bomb threat at Norfolk State University

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 07:44:04-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Police at Norfolk State University are investigating a bomb threat that was called into the university’s campus on Tuesday evening.

University officials say no one has been hurt.

As a precaution, NSU Police Chief Brian Covington said police had relocated all students, faculty and staff to a safe location until the campus had been cleared by law enforcement.

Covington said threats had been called into NSU and several other historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) this week. 

The Norfolk FBI and Norfolk Police Department are assisting university police in the investigation. 

On Wednesday morning NSU Police Dept issued an "All Clear."

Students are secured in a hotel as dorms remain closed until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The NSU Counseling Center staff is available to provide counseling services for students, faculty and staff affected by the incident. The center is located inside the Student Services Center, Suite 312. Appointments are available by calling 757-823-8173 during normal business hours. For after-hours assistance, call 757- 823-8102 and request to speak with the on-call counselor.

Police ask anyone with information about this threat to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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