Campus Safe After Bomb Scare

Three explosive devices found on the southeast side of campus

The Georgia Tech Police and the Atlanta Police Department disposed of three explosive devices found on the Georgia Tech campus this morning.

Around 8:45am during routine grounds cleaning, a facilities worker picked up an item believed to be trash in the courtyard between the Glenn and Cloudman residence halls on the southeast side of campus and it exploded.

Campus Police were immediately notified, and the two residence halls were evacuated as a safety precaution. Approximately 100 students were evacuated from the two residence halls. Many students were already in class at the time of the event.

Two similar devices were found in the same area and the Atlanta Police and Fire Departments were called in to assess and contain the situation.

The Atlanta Police Department bomb squad detonated the remaining two devices shortly before noon and students were allowed to re-enter the residence halls. The facility worker was taken to a clinic for evaluation and released.

The Georgia Tech Campus Police are investigating the incident with the Atlanta Police Department and are asking for anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 404-894-2500 or crimetips@police.gatech.edu.

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