STSS building re-opened after bomb threat

The building was re-opened shortly after 3 p.m.

A Hennepin County Sherif's deputy walks a bomb-sniffing dog into the Science Teaching & Student Services building Monday afternoon on the East Bank.

Mark Vancleave

A Hennepin County Sherif’s deputy walks a bomb-sniffing dog into the Science Teaching & Student Services building Monday afternoon on the East Bank.

Luke Feuerherm

The Science Teaching and Student Services Building has re-opened after a bomb threat cleared the building Monday.

The University of Minnesota evacuated the building after receiving an email bomb threat made against the facility.

Students and faculty were forced to evacuate at about 2 p.m. and the building remained closed for about an hour as crews searched the building for “questionable items.”

The building was re-opened shortly after 3 p.m. after the search revealed no bomb, according to University spokesperson Dan Wolter.

The building will be re-opened after law enforcement completes a precautionary search, according to University spokesperson Dan Wolter.

It was estimated that the closure affected about 1,000 students.

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