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Police say two campuses have been evacuated, the first one received a bomb threat at 7:50 am Wednesday morning at the Marconi campus in Halifax, the second threat at Cape Breton University is unspecified but police believe the incidents are related, all classes have been cancelled for the day.
All schools in P.E.I. are also under evacuations due to potential threats police say.
No suspects are reported to be found or named as of yet, police at this time are still searching for evidence of bombs or explosive devices.
More than 19,000 students are being evacuated from all public schools on Prince Edward Island because of what police say is a “potential threat.”
RCMP say staff are taking students at more than 60 English and French schools to safe locations outside the schools, where buses are meeting them.
“School emergency evacuation plans have been activated,” the RCMP said in a statement.
Shortly after the Cape Breton campus received the threat, the IT campus in Halifax also received a bomb threat just before 8 a.m. AT, said Halifax Regional Police. A daycare located within the Halifax campus of NSCC was also evacuated.
Police are on the scene searching with a canine unit. Nothing suspicious has been found, but people are being asked to avoid the area around 5685 Leeds St.
Police have not disclosed how the threats were received.
A third NSCC campus, this one located in Lawrencetown, N.S., received a similar threat at around 10 a.m., according to Cathleen Cameron of NSCC. However, it was over a short time later.
Just after 8 a.m., police in Halifax were called to another report of a suspicious package in the area of the old Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, at 5381 Spring Garden Rd. Police shut down the road to all vehicles and pedestrians.
The explosives disposal unit determined the suspicious package was just garbage and all streets reopened to traffic.
It’s not clear whether the One Government Place incident or the incident near the old library downtown are related to what’s happening at NSCC and Cape Breton University.
More to come.