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Threat of suspicious object prompt evacuations at COCC’s Bend, Redmond campuses; nothing was found

Threat of suspicious object prompt evacuations at COCC’s Bend, Redmond campuses; nothing was found

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Buildings on the Central Oregon Community College Bend and Redmond campuses were evacuated as a precaution Thursday afternoon due to a threat of suspicious objects that brought out police and the Oregon State Police bomb squad, but no such objects were found, authorities said.

Police responded to the two campuses to investigate a report shortly before 3 p.m. of a suspicious object, said Jenn Kovitz, the school’s director of marketing and public relations.

“Out of an abundance of caution,” Pence Hall on the Bend campus was evacuated, as were buildings on the Redmond campus, Kovitz said.

“Bend police went through the whole building, cleared it and found nothing suspicious,” she said. The same process was underway in Redmond, she said, “and they are in the process of clearing them but we have no reason to believe anything was found.”

An OSP spokeswoman said the agency’s Bomb Unit assisted Bend police with the threat of a suspicious object at COCC, but “nothing was found.”

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