The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science closed its campus Tuesday after officials were made aware of an email bomb threat against the school.

The threat — which was sent to a generic university email address on Sunday and noticed by officials on Tuesday — claimed that explosive devices had been planted on the campus, prompting the closure as authorities assessed the threat, university Communications Director Jonathan Zaleski told City News Service.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the threat came from an individual who identified as a white, male, neo-Nazi fascist who claimed to have planted three titanium nitrite sulfuric bombs around the eastern and northern parts of campus, which were allegedly going to detonate around 1 p.m. Sunday.

At the time of the threats, the university was closed for winter break, Zaleski said.

Campus safety and law enforcement completed a review of the grounds and facilities and cleared the campus of any signs of a threat.

The campus will be reopened Wednesday for limited operation, Zaleski said.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *