Varsity gets 3rd bomb threat in 6 weeks

2012-04-17 10:01

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Cape Town - The University of Stellenbosch has had its third bomb threat in about six weeks – disturbing classes and causing widespread disruption.

Die Burger reported that the JC Smuts building in Merriman Street had to be evacuated on Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was received.

Staff and students were immediately evacuated.

Police arrived soon afterwards and the area was declared to be safe at about 15:25.

It was not clear if police found anything in their search of the premises.

A university spokesperson said bomb threats were seen in a very serious light.

Anyone with more information was asked to contact security on campus or call 021 8082330.

The university also received two bomb threats on 1 March this year, causing evacuations and disruption of classes.
 
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