Police lift lockdown on VSU campus after ‘threatening phone call’

ETTRICK, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State University’s lockdown has been lifted after authorities investigated a reported bomb threat.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, the university received a ‘threatening phone call,’ according to Virginia State Police.

The lockdown remained in effect until the early morning hours of Thursday as investigators checked every building on campus for a possible threat.

VSU sent out a tweet at 2:32 a.m. saying the campus was rendered safe and thanked the Virginia State Police, the Chesterfield County Police, and the community for their assistance.

Officials say parents or anyone with concerns or questions can call (804) 524-5360.

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