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No Suspicious Devices Found At Harvard After Email

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A police officer holds tape to keep people out from an area at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo) A police officer holds tape to keep people out from an area at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo)
Harvard Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris addresses evacuated students in Annenberg Hall Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after unconfirmed reports of explosives in four campus buildings, in Cambridge, Ma. (AP Photo/ The Harvard Crimson) Harvard Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris addresses evacuated students in Annenberg Hall Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after unconfirmed reports of explosives in four campus buildings, in Cambridge, Ma. (AP Photo/ The Harvard Crimson)
Credit: The Harvard Crimson Credit: The Harvard Crimson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Harvard University official said no suspicious devices were found on campus after police received an email claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden inside four buildings.

The buildings were evacuated and access to Harvard Yard was restricted after the email was received Monday morning. The message came shortly before students were set to begin final exams.

Investigators from several agencies searched the buildings for hours and cleared students to return to all four by midafternoon.

In a statement to the Harvard community, Harvard Executive Vice President Katie Lapp says no suspicious devices were found and activities are returning to normal.

School officials would not comment on speculation among students that the email was a hoax timed to coincide with final exams.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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