BREAKING: Bomb scare at the New Museums Site
The New Museums Site has been evacuated due to a bomb scare
The New Museum Site was evacuated due to a bomb scare this aftenoon. The north half of the site, where the CUSU, Varsity and Cambridge Student offices are situated alongside the Material Sciences building was shut at around 2pm this afternoon from all entry ways.
Some students were let in to the Computer Sciences area of the site, but there police presence was heavy and students working in the buildings were allowed to leave the buildings but not to re-enter. Similarly in the buildings on Free School Lane students in the libraries were allowed to leave under instructions only to use exits onto Pembroke Street or remain inside and continue to work after the police locked the doors. The site has just been re-opened with students flocking back in to the buildings, most of which were fully operational by 3.30pm.
This follows the evacuation of university buildings across the country, including Bristol, Durham and UCL, at the end of April this year after bomb scares.
It is unknown precisely what the nature of the bomb scare at the New Museums Site was as of yet, but it is thought to have been a hoax similar to those that occurred in April, particularly as the buildings have now been re-opened.