Bomb threat leads to Thompson Hall evacuation

University Police at SUNY Fredonia were stationed to keep staff, students away from Thompson Hall.

Students and staff were evacuated from Thompson Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia after noon today due to a potential bomb threat found in the building.

Though authorities on the scene were not speaking about what was found in the incident, they were keeping bystanders away from the building, which is located off the Central Avenue entrance near the clock towers.

Staff said around 1 p.m. they expected the wait to be about two hours before they would be allowed back in. Fredonia Police, Fire, University Police and State Police were on the scene.

Around 1:30, the college issued a statement regarding the building’s closure: “Thompson Hall will be closed until 5 p.m. due to a bomb threat. Classes inside Thompson Hall between now and 5 p.m. are canceled. Employees should contact their immediate supervisor to determine an alternate work space until 5 p.m. or until the situation is resolved. If employees cannot contact their direct supervisor you can go to the library for Internet access.”

A K-9 unit to investigate the building was scheduled to be on the scene at around 2 p.m.