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New Bomb Threat Made Against 4 Pitt Buildings

U.S. Attorney, Joint Terrorism Task Force Join Investigation
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The bomb threats continue at the University of Pittsburgh.

This time it’s affecting the Cathedral of Learning which has been evacuated. Another threat was made against Lothrop, Holland, Forbes and Sutherland Halls.

Late Thursday night, the Litchfield Towers dormitories were targeted.

To say uneasiness has fallen over the Pitt campus would be an understatement.

Students are stressed, angry and frustrated over the almost daily bomb threats.

Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg says the university is making safety its top priority and acknowledged the strain the threats have placed on law enforcement, in addition to students and staff.

“To underscore what has been a consistent message, in dealing with these threats, our highest priority has been the safety of the Pitt community. To advance that priority, we have made regular use of our emergency notification system.

“We have evacuated every threatened building, despite the inconvenience that has caused. We also have carefully searched every such building before permitting activities in it to resume and, to repeat a key point, we have detected no evidence of any explosives of any kind at any site,” he said in a letter posted on Pitt’s website.

David Hickton, the U.S. Attorney for western Pennsylvania, released a statement saying, “The joint terrorism task force is actively pursuing the source or sources of these threats.”

He went on to say, “We cannot comment upon the specifics of the investigation but will continue to work with the University of Pittsburgh and the FBI.”

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