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Elon apartments evacuated after bomb threat

Posted July 17, 2018 6:05 p.m. EDT
Updated July 17, 2018 9:04 p.m. EDT

 Elon University Business Center

The Elon University housing apartments, the Oaks, were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after Elon town police are investigating bomb threat.

The threat was suspected to be directed at the Oaks apartment complex or the Oak House coffee shop and bar down the street.

The university encouraged residents to stay away from the Oak House, the Oaks apartment complex and the Belk Library on campus.

Tuesday night at around 6:30 p.m. university police identified the person of interest and cleared the situation, according to a statement sent to university faculty, staff and students by Jon Dooley, vice president for student life.