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PHOTOS: Harvard evacuates buildings, searches for explosives

Harvard University issued an alert just after 9 a.m. on Monday that officials received a threat that explosives were placed in four buildings on campus.

Harvard University issued an alert just after 9 a.m. on Monday that officials received a threat that explosives were placed in four buildings on campus.

The alert prompted the evacuation of several buildings on campus as well as the canceling of morning final exams and a massive police response.

As of about noon, police with bomb-sniffing dogs were still searching buildings on the campus. Access to Harvard Yard was restricted and some roads near campus were blocked off.

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Also at about noon, Harvard said that the report of bombs on campus remain unconfirmed and that federal and state officials have joined the investigation.

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