UNB says no immediate threat after campuses evacuated in three cities

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FREDERICTON — The University of New Brunswick says there is "no immediate threat" to its campuses after they were evacuated Friday afternoon.

UNB wrote on Twitter that all events have been cancelled and access to its facilities in three cities has been restricted as a police investigation continues.

The update came about two hours after the school announced it had cleared the campuses as a "precautionary measure."

The school said both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses have been evacuated, as well as its Moncton site.

Students living in residence were told to shelter in place

Fredericton Police said on Twitter that their officers were “investigating a file” in the area and advised residents to stay away.

Police spokesperson Heather Webb confirmed officers were helping with the evacuation but did not comment on the investigation.

"We will continue to follow the direction of local police authorities," the university said in a tweet. "The situation is continuously being reassessed."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2021.

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