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A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the campus of the University of the Maryland Eastern Shore this morning.

The UMES Campus Police Chief says he learned about the threat at around 10 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was aimed at a building now under construction.

There were more than 150 on the work crew at the time.

No students were on campus today but some of the faculty members and researchers were present.

Traffic around the school on College Backbone Road, John Wilson Drive and UMES Boulevard has been diverted.

Towson University Website

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Towson University officials have given an all-clear after the school's library and media center were evacuated after a man called school police and said he was in the library with a gun.

University spokesman Ray Feldmann said by phone that the man called the university police communications center about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Feldmann says the man said he was in Cook Library and armed with a gun.

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HURLOCK, Md. (AP) - The Dorchester County authorities say staffers at the Amick Farms poultry processing plant in Hurlock have returned to work after an ammonia leak caused the building to be evacuated.

WBOC-TV reports that the evacuation happened at about 6:15 Monday morning. Hurlock Police Chief Les Hutton says an on-site management team, hazmat and officers from the Hurlock and Cambridge police departments were on the scene. There were no reported injuries.

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Authorities say the Center at Salisbury mall has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.

WBOC reports that Salisbury Police say a command post has been set up in the parking lot of the Gander Mountain store across the street.

Customers were ushered to the parking lot of the Sears automotive center.

Smyrna Schools Evacuated

Mar 25, 2014
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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - The Smyrna School District has evacuated all eight of its schools following two unspecified bomb threats.

The school district says in an announcement on its website that the district's central office received the threats Tuesday morning and schools were evacuated.

The district says police are investigating.

PS DuPont MIddle School

Wilmington Police say a city block has been evacuated after possible explosive ordnance was unearthed this morning.

Corporal Mark Ivey said that public works crew unearthed the materials in the 500 block of Barrett St. about 10:15 a.m.

Police evacuated the area and the city’s bomb squad was called in.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that police determined P.S. DuPont Middle School was not in danger and has not been evacuated.

Ivey said Harlan Elementary School was also placed on lockdown but has was not evacuated.