June 13, 2016
A bomb threat on Monday afternoon interrupted a graduation ceremony for students of Olney Charter High School at the Liacouras Center at Temple University.
At about 3:30 p.m., Temple University warned students over Twitter of a bomb threat reported at the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad St.
According to Brandon Lausch, a university spokesman, the threat was phoned in to Philadelphia police about a half hour earlier.
"There was a graduation ceremony for Olney [Charter] High School finishing up at the time and we evacuated the Liacouras Center out of an abundance of caution," Lausch said. "We have also alerted our community."
TU Alert: Bomb threat reported at 1776 N Broad St (Liacouras Center). Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.— Temple University (@TempleUniv) June 13, 2016
At about 3:53 p.m, the incident remained under investigation but officers had been recalled from the scene, according to department spokeswoman Tanya Little.
An all clear was given by Temple University at approximately 6:20 p.m.
PhillyVoice staff writer Michael Tanenbaum contributed to this report.