June 6, 2012 5.19 pm This story is over 120 months old

University of Lincoln in bomb scare hoax

Hoax: All university buildings evacuated in hoax bomb scare.

— Updated at 6.28pm with University of Lincoln statement

Staff, students and businesses at the University of Lincoln were evacuated on Wednesday, June 6, after a hoax email bomb threat on campus.

All buildings at the university’s Brayford campus were evacuated and people advised to go home shortly after 4pm.

Alarms were heard throughout the campus.

Lincolnshire Police were on the scene investigating and found no threats at the university.

Police say they believe this was a hoax incident and assured people there is no cause for alarm.

The university said buildings will remain closed for the rest of the day and will open as usual tomorrow.

— Later update: University of Lincoln full statement:

Lincolnshire Police today conducted a search of the University of Lincoln campus following a hoax email.  

Buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Police have since left the scene. It is believed that this was a hoax incident. There is no cause for alarm for neighbouring residents or businesses.

The University will be open as per usual tomorrow.