18:00 PM

Safety message to the Ohio State University community

Ohio State University Police and local public safety officials are investigating bomb threats to four campus buildings. OSU police were alerted by the FBI at 8:19 a.m. that bomb threats were received for The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, McPherson Chemical Lab, Smith Laboratory and Scott Laboratory.

Three streets are closed to vehicular traffic:

Neil Ave. north of 12th Ave.; 17th between Tuttle Park Place and College Rd.; and 18th and 19th between Neil Ave.and College Rd.

Occupants of all buildings were evacuated and were directed to areas of safety. OSU Public Safety issued a Buckeye Alert at 8:41 a.m. to the campus community asking everyone to stay clear of those buildings. Text messages were sent to nearly 32,000 Buckeye Alert subscribers.

University public safety officials and university police continue to investigate along with the FBI and the Columbus Fire Department bomb squad. The affected buildings remain closed until further notice.

For more information, call 614-247-7777 or continue to monitor www.osu.edu