Harvard Student Arrested For Campus Bomb-Scare Hoax

The university police department received a report that explosives were placed in four buildings on campus. Update: The man suspected of calling in the fake threats has been identified as Eldo Kim, a 20-year-old student.

1. Update — Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m ET: Eldo Kim, a 20-year-old student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly calling in false bomb threats.

6. Harvard University was put out an alert on its emergency page Monday morning, warning students and faculty that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus.


9:33am EST

The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) this morning received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus: the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. HUPD and Cambridge Police are on the scene. Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings have been evacuated while the report is investigated. Harvard’s focus is on the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will update the media when we have more information.

9:13am EST

Harvard Alert-HUPD and CPD are on the scene and investigating. Please stand by for more info.

9:02am EST

Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Please evacuate those buildings now.

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