Bangor Daily News-UMaine dorm evacuated after bomb threat
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Bomb Threat? What?!?!
What a lovely Sunday evening I had this week. I was enjoying a nice nap when my phone started vibrating insanely, informing me that someone was calling me. I missed the call but looked at my phone and saw I had 5 new texts, one of which was from the UMaine system, thinking "sweet I hope its going to say theres a snow day tomorrow" to my shock it said "Bomb threat reported at UMaines Cumberland Hall. Stay away. Police are investigating."Then an RA was on our floor knocking on all the doors saying we had to get out immediately and couldn't tell us anything else. So for about 2 hours we had to find somewhere else to be as police searched the building and brought in dogs to help search. After receiving another message saying "police have declared Cumberland Hall safe for occupancy, following their investigation into a bomb threat reported this afternoon." everyone retuned to the building and later we discovered that there had been graffiti on the wall suggesting that there was a bomb in one of the bathrooms, and that the only thing found was valve oil used for band instruments that have petroleum in it, which is apparently used in some bombs.