At approximately 4:30 a.m. a vehicle outside of Health Service near 124 Professors Row caught fire and a note indicating bomb threats to Cabot Hall, Braker Hall, Cohen Auditorium and Tisch Library was discovered. Over the course of the day nearly half a dozen police agencies flooded campus and morning and afternoon finals were cancelled or rescheduled. Eventually all the buildings threatened were cleared and later that afternoon reopened.
While for many the bomb threat was a hectic and frightening way to miss a final, for others, like Michelle Bowdler, senior director of health and wellness service, whose car was seemingly randomly targeted, or area police officers, for whom the investigation had only just begun, it was much more difficult to return to business as usual.
By Nicholas Pfosi and Joe Walsh
At approximately 4:30 a.m. a vehicle outside of Health Service near 124 Professors Row caught fire and a note indicating bomb threats to Cabot Hall, Braker Hall, Cohen Auditorium and Tisch Library was discovered. All affected buildings have since been cleared by law enforcement, and there is an ongoing criminal investigation.
By Mengqi Sun
The scheduling of today’s final exams was disrupted following a fire in a vehicle outside of Tufts Health Service around 4:30 a.m. this morning, and the discovery at the building entrance of a note with bomb threats to four different campus locations. As law enforcement secured, evacuated and cleared the four targeted buildings — Cabot Intercultural Center, Braker Hall, Cohen Auditoriumand Tisch Library — exams of three math courses and classes taught in the G and E blocks in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) were postponed and rescheduled to Friday.