Main, Regional Campuses Cleared As Police Search For Possible Explosive DevicesBy CBSLA Staff

AZUSA (CBSLA) — All Azusa Pacific University campuses were evacuated Wednesday evening after a bomb threat was made.

According to the Azusa Police Department, the university received an email threat at about 4 p.m. regarding several explosives being placed on campus.

“I was actually in class and I started hearing sirens and then they were repeating on the intercom to evacuate,” one student said.

But by 10 p.m., police had started to open up the streets surrounding the main campus in Azusa stating that no suspicious items had been found.

“At this point we have not located any explosive devices or suspicious devices, but we are systematically going through all the buildings on campus,” Capt. Robert Landeros, with Azusa PD said.

Students living on campus were still being asked to shelter in place and those not on campus were being told to remain away from campus until officers had completed their search.

Campus safety also said evacuation orders were also in place for all regional campuses including Monrovia, Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, High Desert, Murrieta and San Diego. According to Azusa police, this was done because the threat was not specific to any single campus.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., law enforcement had cleared all campuses, residential living areas and other buildings and students and staff were told they could resume normal business.

Azusa police said they were investigating who sent the threats and what the intent was.