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Hoax bomb threat at College Avenue, old campus of Rutgers University

The New Brunswick campus is deemed safe after a bomb threat that was likely the result of a non-credible threat known as swatting

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On April 6, 2023 at approximately 2:15 AM, the Rutgers University Police Department Communications Center received a bomb threat for various buildings on the College Avenue Campus.

In response, RUPD officers and bomb detection dogs from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office conducted searches of buildings on the College Avenue Campus with negative results for bombs or suspicious devices.

The initial investigation confirmed that the incident was likely the result of a purposeful, non-credible threat known as “swatting.”

The identity of the perpetrator is unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

The RUPD asks that anyone with additional information please contact the RUPD Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025.


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