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Bomb scare forces evacuation at SDSU

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A report of a bomb at San Diego State University's Love Library prompted authorities to evacuate the building for about three hours and bring in bomb-sniffing dogs, campus officials said.

The library was evacuated around 7:30 p.m. Monday, but the remainder of the campus, located at 5500 Campanile Drive, remained open, according to campus officials.

The announcement to evacuate was made less than an hour after two threatening notes were found inside bathrooms at SDSU's Love Library.

"Upon investigation, there were two notes that indicated a bomb threat to the building. We are taking precautions," said Captain Lamine Secka with the SDSU Police Department.

Aside from evacuating all five floors, those precautions also included bringing in six bomb sniffing dogs, which were provided by Harbor Police and MTS Transit.

"We take all threats seriously, which is why we took the actions that we did," Secka added.

Email and text alerts were also sent out to all students who are preparing for finals, which are a week away.

The university is investigating who may have written those notes.

The library was closed for three and a half hours during the investigation. University police completed their search around 10:40 p.m. and determined the building was safe at which time an all-clear was given.

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