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Harvard University evacuated: Police search for bombs in four campus buildings

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Harvard University is the scene of unconfirmed reports of bombs on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Harvard issued a statement on its website that four buildings are being evacuated "out of an abundance of caution."

The Ivy League school is also tweeting updates about possible explosives on campus.

Located in Cambridge, MA, just minutes from Boston, officials at the school ordered the evacuation of the school's Science Center; the freshman dormitory, Thayer; and the Sever and Emerson buildings on Monday morning.

"The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) this morning received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus: the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. HUPD and Cambridge Police are on the scene. Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated. Harvard's focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will update the media when we have more information." - Harvard.edu

Students are being updated about the possible bomb situation on the school's website and on Twitter:

"Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now." - @Harvard

The school's latest tweet at 9:41 a.m. ET states:

"HUPD/Cambridge Police on scene. Unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in 4 campus buildings."

Harvard states that while no explosions have been reported, campus police and Cambridge police are on the scene to investigate. No explosions have been reported, Harvard emphasized.

Follow Harvard University on Twitter for the latest information. Find the Harvard website here.

There will also be messages about this incident on the University's 24-hour news line, (617) 496-NEWS (496-6397).

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