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Nova Scotia Community College, Cape Breton University evacuated due to bomb threat

SYDNEY — The Marconi Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College and neighbouring Cape Breton University are currently evacuated after Cape Breton Regional Police Service received a 'potential' bomb threat at the community college.  

The Cape Breton Regional Police is maintaining a significant police presence at the Marconi campus of the Nova Scotia Community College in Sydney, Wednesday morning. Police continue to investigate a bomb threat. Students and staff at nearby Cape Breton University were also evacuated as a precaution.

Police say the threat was received at about 7:50 a.m. this morning and they are currently on scene to assist with the evacuation.

At about the same time the NSCC IT campus in Halifax also received a bomb threat. The canine units in both Cape Breton and Halifax were called in to investigate.

Nothing suspicious has been found in either case. 

Students and staff at NSCC Marconi campus have been dismissed for the day. 

While CBU closed its campus for the morning and was reassessing whether to hold afternoon classes pending further information from police, it has now decided to cancel all classes for the day and remain closed to all staff and students.

The Cape Breton Regional Police have the entrance to both post-secondary institutions blocked at the traffic lights on Grand Lake Road, causing gridlock as employees and students leave the campuses.

It's expected the regional police will hold a news conference to discuss the situation later today.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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