Students in NC state residence hall told to sleep somewhere else for the night after bomb threat
University officials said there was a bomb threat on campus, and one residence hall was forced to evacuate. Students were told by police to go and sleep somewhere else on Sunday night as police investigated.
EARLIER THIS YEAR CAME WHEN COLONIAL PIPELINE WAS HACKED. >>> A BOMB THREAT ON THE CAMPUS THIS EVENING PROMPTED STUDENTS TO LEAVE THE RESIDENCE HALL AND BE EVACUATED. ERIN THOMAS IS LIVE ON CAMPUS TONIGHT WITH WHERE THE INVESTIGATION STANDS RIGHT NOW. >> WE ARE NOW HOURS INTO THE INVESTIGATION. BOTH NC STATE AND RALEIGH POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE STILL COLLECTING DETAILS. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. MANY OF WHOM WANT TO KNOW WHO CALLED THE BOMB THREAT. AND WHY. >> THEY ZOOMED PAST ME. >> THE HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE ON THE CAMPUS HAD ATTENTION OF STUDENTS WALKING BY. >> I WAS WALKING BACK FROM A CAR WHICH IS LIKE A MILE AWAY FROM MY DORM. I WAS WALKING ON THE ROAD. >> YOU ARE ABOUT THE BOMB THREAT AT THEIR UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS. >> I SAW THE FRONT AND IT SAID DO NOT GO ON THESE ROADS SO I SAID I WILL STAY INSIDE. IF PRETTY MUCH THIS IS WHAT I DID. >> NC STATE ASK STUDENTS TO STAY AWAY DUE TO POLICE ACTIVITY. STUDENTS WERE EVACUATED AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION WHILE INVESTIGATORS LOOKED INTO A BOMB THREAT. >> I THOUGHT IT WAS SOME SORT OF DRUG BUST MAYBE HER SO BE LIKE THAT IN ONE OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS. >> WE CAN CONFIRM THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS. THE INCIDENT IS AN INTERESTING WAY TO START OFF HIS FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE. >> PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO WREAK HAVOC. I MEAN, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SCARE PEOPLE. >> HERE WE ARE LIVE, ON THE NC STATE CAMPUS. YOU ARE SEEING WHAT APPEARS TO BE STUDENTS COMING OUT OF THE RESIDENCE HALL. WE HAVE BEEN SEEING STUDENTS COME OUT AND WE HAVEN'T TRIED TO FIND IT EXECUTIVE WHAT IS GOING ON. MANY SAY THEY WERE ORIGINALLY TOLD BY INVESTIGATORS THEY COULD RETURN TO THE RESIDENCE OTHER STUDENTS WERE