WALTHAM (CBS) — Brandeis University closed their campus Wednesday morning after receiving threats via email, the university said.

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The Brandeis University campus was locked down due to an emailed bomb threat Wednesday. (WBZ-TV)

“In light of emailed threats received this morning and with an abundance of caution, the Brandeis University campus has been closed to all faculty and non-essential personnel,” the university said in a statement.

The nature and details of the threat were not revealed.

Buildings were checked and cleared and the campus reopened later Wednesday afternoon. Campus will operate as normal on Thursday The university’s upcoming orientation and move-in schedule remain unchanged.

Students who were on campus at the time were moved to the playing fields near Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.

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Brandeis students wait on the school’s playing fields as police investigate a bomb threat on campus. (WBZ-TV)

The university said they were investigating the threat along with police, and said the campus would be reopened once it was determined safe.


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