Thursday, February 19, 2009

Library evacuated due to bomb threat

As of 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, Feb. 19, the Richardson Library on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

A news release posted on the University Web site said the following:

DePaul’s Richardson Library Evacuated

Chicago Police and DePaul University Public Safety officers began a precautionary evacuation of DePaul’s Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., at 11:30 a.m. today in response to a bomb threat. The Police Bomb and Arson Unit and Public Safety are searching the building, which is expected to be closed until at least mid-afternoon.

At this time no other buildings are affected and classes and activities in all other Lincoln Park facilities will continue as scheduled.

For updates, check DePaul’s home page at

Members of the DePaul community are advised not to call the university operator or other DePaul offices for information. All updates will be posted on the Web.

The threat is still under investigation, so no details have been released at this point. I will attempt to update this post as I get them.

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