Evacuations ordered at Cal State Los Angeles; bomb squad called in

Threat also made to UC Berkeley

LOS ANGELES - El Monte Police Sgt. Roger Cobian says authorities believe bomb threats called in Thursday to both California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Berkeley, were made by the same person.

Cal State LA's president decided to evacuate the campus as a precaution at about noon. Police say a bomb squad was dispatched, but nothing was found. UC Berkeley campus police say officials decided the threat was "pretty low risk." Officers conducted some searches of the campus but chose not to evacuate.

Jon Beaupre, a journalism professor at Cal State LA, said the fire alarm went off at 12:15 p.m. in the middle of his lecture and the class followed normal evacuation procedures. When students arrived outside, they were told there was a bomb scare and the entire campus was being evacuated.

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