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New: Anonymous Email Tip Alerts Police to Potential Bomb on UC Berkeley Campus

By Sasha Lekach (BCN)
Tuesday October 30, 2012 - 06:22:00 PM

An anonymous tip about a potential bomb on the University of California of Berkeley campus was emailed to UC Berkeley police this afternoon, a UC Berkeley police captain said. 

The tip came in just before 1 p.m. and said that sender had overheard two individuals talking about placing a bomb on campus, Capt. Margo Bennett said. 

There was no specific information concerning time or location, but the tip prompted an immediate check of buildings in central campus, Bennett said. 

At 3:16 p.m. Bennett sent a campus-wide email alert that stated the email to "CalTips" had "no verifiable information" and that "the vast majority of these threats are bogus." 

Bennett said as of 4:30 p.m. nothing suspicious had been found in any buildings. 

Building coordinators throughout campus have been notified to be on alert as the search for anything suspicious continues, she said. 

"We'll be spending the bulk our time through the evening looking through buildings," Bennett said.