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OSU bus terminal and Monroe Street Parking Garage evacuate due to bomb threat

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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:18 am

UPDATE 12:14 p.m.: OSU Communications Director Gary Shutt confirms OSU received a bomb threat this morning at about 8:45 a.m.

OSU Public safety Officer Michael Robinson said nothing suspicious has been found so far, but police are treating the threat seriously and will investigate aggressively. 

Robinson said OSU is investigating the threatening phone call. 

He said police believe the caller who made the bomb threat was a woman. The number had an Oklahoma area code.

The caller stated there was a bomb in the OSU Multi-Modal Transportation Terminal, Robinson said. 

UPDATE 11:42 a.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol canine unit is sweeping the Monroe Parking Garage. 

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: Officers are now not letting anyone in the garage.A police officer on scene said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad is now on campus. The university has not official stated whether it is a bomb threat or not. 

Oklahoma State's Multi-Modal Transportation Terminal and the Monroe Parking Garage was evacuated this morning because of a threatening phone call. 

OSU sent an alert to students warning of the evacuation at 10:08 a.m. Campus police started their investigation soon after, according to OSU Communications Director Gary Shutt. 

At about 10:45 a.m. students were escorted into the parking garage in groups of four by campus police. 

Shutt could provide no further information at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.