Howard University ordered students and faculty members to evacuate the medical school building, Seeley-Mudd as well as adjacent buildings.
The order came from AlertHU and Bison S.A.F.E. app, the university’s official safety alerts , Friday afternoon. The message did not disclose any details about any threats. The evacuation was lifted around 1:44 through alerts.
“At approximately 12:30, the Metropolitan Police Department relayed to the Howard University Department of Public Safety a report of an unidentified electronic device located in the Mudd Building on the university’s main campus,” the university said in a press release.
The department conducted a ‘thorough’ search using human, animals and ‘mechanical explosive finding resources’, the release continued.
The Howard Police department tweeted an ‘all clear’ was issued by the DC Police Department. The campus police thanked the Metropolitan Police Department Bomb Unit for its quick response.
An ‘all clear’ has been issued by @DCPoliceDept for the Mudd Building and adjacent medical campus facilities. We appreciate the MPD bomb unit for their quick response, and for @HowardU community members in following evacuation orders and sharing accurate information. pic.twitter.com/P2AncvIr3l
— Howard University Department of Public Safety (@HowardPolice) August 12, 2022