UCLA campus evacuated after suspicious package found in dorms

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) — Students were allowed to re-enter their University of California Los Angeles residence halls early Thursday after a phoned-in bomb threat at the campus’ Sunset Canyon Recreation Center prompted an evacuation.

UCLA officials instructed residents in UCLA housing to evacuate campus housing and shelter-in-place at Drake Stadium just after 10 p.m. Wednesday for what was later declared a bomb threat and asked people to share the information.

NBearly Photos from the scene showed thousands of residents pouring into Drake Stadium.

Police swept the housing facilities and found no suspicious device, UCLA officials said. An all clear was given around 12:20 a.m. and residents were allowed to re-enter campus housing.

The college was currently in summer session. Residence halls were occupied by a mix of summer students, visitors attending camps and workshops and faculty members who live in nearby quarters. 

Police continued to investigate the threat Thursday. 

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