Howard Univ. evacuates residence hall while police investigate bomb threat

Howard University’s public safety department said D.C. police issued an “all clear” after an anonymous bomb threat against Cook Hall caused residents to evacuate.

D.C. Police told WTOP that the threat did not appear to be credible, but the building was evacuated while officers investigated the threat.


The university’s public safety department said that it coordinated with the District’s police to search the building using several methods, including bomb-detecting animals and machines.

Students were evacuated to safe areas pending an all-clear order from the police department.

This is the second bomb threat against the school this year following bomb threats at multiple historically Black colleges and universities, including Howard and Bowie State universities in February.


Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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