Fredericton police say a bomb threat prompted evacuation of university campuses

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FREDERICTON — Police now say the evacuation of the University of New Brunswick campuses in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton on Friday was the result of a bomb threat.

Fredericton Police issued a release on Saturday saying UNB Security notified them they had received a possible bomb threat to one of its campuses.

They did not say which one was specified in the threat.

All UNB campuses were evacuated and searched, and students living in residence were told to shelter in place.

The Fredericton campus remained closed until midnight.

The campuses are open again and the police investigation continues.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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