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Wean, Doherty, and Hamerschlag halls evacuated

A University Police officer directs students away from Hamerschlag Hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) A University Police officer directs students away from Hamerschlag Hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) Students leave Hamerschlag hall as University Police evacuate the building. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) Students leave Hamerschlag hall as University Police evacuate the building. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) As a precautionary measure, students and faculty were evacuated from Hamerschlag hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) As a precautionary measure, students and faculty were evacuated from Hamerschlag hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) University Police guard the entrance to Wean hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind) University Police guard the entrance to Wean hall. (credit: Courtney Wittekind)

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, University Police began evacuating Wean Hall, citing an unconfirmed security threat. As a precaution, students and faculty were evacuated from Wean, Doherty, and Hamerschlag halls. Campus police, in cooperation with Pittsburgh Police and other local law enforcement agencies, continued their sweep of Wean Hall, in addition to Doherty and Hamerschlag halls, as a precautionary measure. The sweep of the building was completed at 2:30 p.m. Wean, Doherty, and Hamerschlag halls were reopened soon after.