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“All clear” given for MU student unions after bomb scare

The student unions on the MU campus were evacuated after a bomb scare was phoned in Tuesday evening.

MU Police used K-9 units from the Capitol Police Department to search the MU Student Center and Memorial Union.

The search found no bombs and the “all clear” was given for both buildings between 9:30 and 10:00.

The Student Center reopened Tuesday night and the Memorial Union was set to open Wednesday morning.

The threat was called in a little after 7:00 p.m. and the caller indicated a bomb was going to go off in the student union coffee shop.

The MU Student Center and Memorial Union were both evacuated at that time.

As of 9:30, the K-9 units were heading to the Memorial Union to look for bombs.

The incident was the fourth scare on the M-U campus in the last seven days and had officials scrambling to respond.

“Out of an abundance of caution, MU police decided to evacuate the Student Center and Memorial Union,” said Mary Jo Banken, MU spokeswoman.

She added the Alertus Beacons, a mass notification system, sounded in both buildings shortly after the threat was called in.

ABC 17 News received calls from viewers wondering why no text or email alert was sent to students or faculty.

Banken said a limited text message went out but campus-wide text messages and emails were not necessary because the threat was localized to two buildings.

Stay with ABC 17 News and for updates on this developing story as they become available.

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