Police Investigating Car Fire, Bomb Threats at Tufts University

In the middle of final exams.

Photo by Ian Kennedy on Flickr/Creative Commons

Photo by Ian Kennedy on Flickr/Creative Commons

Update: Monday, 11:10 a.m.

Morning activities at Tufts, including final exams, have been postponed, while a decision on this afternoon’s exams is forthcoming. All non-essential employees have been asked to return home. Dining centers will remain open.


Several buildings at Tufts University have been closed following bomb threats and car fire on campus.

Police and fire responded to a car fire Monday morning in the rear of 124 Professors Row and found a “suspicious note” claiming there were bombs placed in Cabot Hall, Breaker Hall, Cohen Hall, and Tisch Library and Sports Complex, the school told community members in an email later posted to Reddit by a Tufts student.

Though classes have ended for the semester, final exams continue this week. Tufts has advised students, faculty, and staff to stay clear of the area until further notice.

Tufts University sophomore Evan Sayles, a photographer for the student-run Tufts Daily, captured a picture of the handwritten note near the car fire before police pushed him back to establish the crime scene. While the Globe has declined to publish the contents of the note while the investigation is underway, the same Reddit user claims to have a rough transcription.