By Esme Murphy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of St. Thomas closed businesses and canceled classes on its St. Paul campus Wednesday due to a bomb threat. An all-clear has since been issued, and regular operations will resume Thursday.

The initial threat was made just after 9:30 a.m. but did not mention a specific location.

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A second threat was received about 40 minutes later, naming McNeely Hall. The University evacuated that building and surrounding ones on Summit Avenue.

“It’s scary, it’s definitely scary,” said Ella Rasmussen, a University of St. Thomas student.

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Around 11 a.m.,  St. Thomas sent out an alert saying the threat had expired, but shortly afterward the school announced that classes were canceled for the day.

“Honestly, I think the community has come together over this,” Jamie Tjornehoj said. “I have seen students and we are all asking each other, ‘Are you OK, are you OK?'”

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A University spokesperson said that after searching campus buildings, no suspicious objects were found.

Esme Murphy