D.C. police are investigating a bomb threat that was made to Howard University late Tuesday afternoon.
Similar threats were phoned in to other historically Black colleges and universities around the country. All were later found to be hoaxes.
Howard said the school was notified by the Metropolitan Police Department that someone had phoned in claiming a pair of bombs had been placed inside the school’s administration building on 6th Street in Northwest.
An explosive ordinance team from MPD arrived and, working with Howard’s Department of Public Safety, evacuated the building to conduct a search.
“No active devices were found and the area was cleared,” the school said in a statement.
All clear. Howard’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) and MPD responded to a potential bomb threat on campus this afternoon. The perimeter was secured and searched. No active devices were found and the area has been cleared.
— Howard University (@HowardU) January 4, 2022
All of those turned out to be hoaxes, too.