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Second US university lifts evacuation order

2012-09-14 20:42

Fargo - North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order.

The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus on Friday morning after it received a bomb threat.

The university says is will reopen campus at 13:00 local time and classes will resume at 14:00. It says university police will spend the next hour unlocking university buildings.

The evacuation order at NDSU came about the same time as one at The University of Texas at Austin, where officials also say they received a bomb threat.

FBI spokesperson Kyle Loven says the agency is trying to determine if the two threats were related.

More than 14 000 students are enrolled at NDSU. The university cleared its main and downtown campuses following the threat, along with all of its agricultural facilities.