All-clear given after bomb threat at Broward College

Bomb threat reported to college by Pembroke Pines Police Department


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An all-clear message was given Friday night after a bomb threat was reported to Broward College by the Pembroke Pines Police Department, campus officials said.

The college was closed for spring break, but a few facilities were open, including libraries and Bailey Hall for a public lecture.

Campus officials said a notice was sent out through the college's BC Alert system, which includes social media and its website.


Broward College said it continues to work with the Pembroke Pines Police Department and other local agencies regarding the alleged bomb threat.

A bomb threat was made by telephone at 6:14 p.m. Friday by a male caller who made a general threat to college campuses in Broward, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

"Making a hoax bomb threat is a violation of state law, and it is routine for [BSO] Violent Crimes detectives to investigate such threats," BSO said in a statement.

All Broward College facilities remained closed Friday night, campus officials said.

Deputies said anyone who may have information about the caller may call 954-764-HELP (4357).

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