Thursday, April 19, 2018
Public safety

Police investigating bomb threat at St. Petersburg College's Gibbs campus

ST. PETERSBURG — Afternoon classes have resumed at St. Petersburg College's Gibbs campus, about three and a half hours after someone called in a bomb threat.

Police evacuated the campus Friday morning after getting a call from a man who said there was a bomb there.

Police spokesman Mike Puetz said a male called 911 at about 8:30 a.m. and made threats about the college. About 20 minutes later, police got a second call, also from a male, about a bomb,

Authorities swept the campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N ,with bomb-sniffing dogs. Classes were cancelled for the morning.

Police never found anything and called off the search at about noon. Detectives are trying to determine the identity of the callers.

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