UCLA evacuates campus after receiving bomb threat Wednesday evening

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UCLA evacuated students and residents from campus housing after receiving a bomb threat Wednesday evening.

The UCLA Police Department received a threat by phone of a bomb located at a campus recreation center Wednesday night. Police were, as of press time, still investigating the incident, according to a UCLA Police Department on-call dispatcher.

The dispatcher said students and campus housing residents had been evacuated to Drake Stadium.

According to a UCLA Newsroom press release, as of 12:10 a.m. Thursday morning, residents at UCLA’s De Neve and Dykstra residence halls were being allowed back into their rooms. Other buildings will reopen upon being cleared safe.

Bobby Lee is an assistant news editor. Contact Bobby Lee at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @bobbylee_dc.

Correction(s):
A previous version of this article mistakenly stated that a UCLA recreation center received a bomb threat Thursday night and that students from certain residence halls were allowed back into their rooms by 12:10 a.m. Friday. In fact, the bomb threat was received Wednesday night and some students were allowed back by 12:10 a.m. Thursday.