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Second Bomb Scare Clears Building 3

By Sarah Y. Keightley
News Editor

The second bomb threat in two weeks caused the Campus Police to evacuate Building 3 yesterday afternoon.

A male voice told the Cambridge Police Department at around 1:15 p.m. that there was a bomb in Building 3, according to Robert C. Di Iorio, associate director of the MIT news office. The Cambridge Police then contacted the MIT Campus Police, who cleared the building.

The building was re-opened after about an hour when a search revealed nothing unusual.

2.671 exam interrupted

Students in Measurement and Instrumentation Lab (2.671) were taking an exam in 3-270 at the time of the evacuation. The professor asked the students finish the exam elsewhere and gave them an extra hour to take the test.

Rebecca E. Fahrmeier '95, a student in 2.671, said that the siren went off in the room, and "the first time we thought it was a drill." But then the announcement system called for the building to be evacuated, she said.

Jean-Pei J. Cherng '95, another student in the class, said that the class was asked to finish the quiz on an honor basis. She did not think collaboration would be a problem.