By Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2021

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - Azusa Pacific University and its regional campuses were evacuated Wednesday because of threatening messages that included a bomb threat, authorities said.

The university, a private Christian school in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa, announced shortly after 5:30 p.m. that students should evacuate, stay away from campus or shelter in place if they lived in on-campus housing.

The evacuation was later extended to regional campuses including Los Angeles, Monrovia, Murrieta, San Diego, Orange County, the high desert and the Inland Empire.

Azusa police said campus safety officials had received an e-mail that said explosives had been placed on campus but didn’t specify which campus.

Campus searches were begun but no explosives had been found by late Wednesday night.

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