Police respond to reported bomb threat at Goshen College Friday afternoon

GOSHEN, Ind. - The Goshen Police Department and Goshen College Campus Safety responded to an alleged bomb threat on campus on Friday.

An alert was sent out to campus staff at 12:45 p.m.

According to reports, police received a call on their non-emergency number of someone saying they left a backpack at a particular part of campus.

Campus safety said they had a feeling the call was fake because the area the caller said the backpack was in does not exist.

Police and campus safety searched the campus but did not find anything.

The all-clear was given at 1:26 p.m.

Staff were given the option to return to campus or work from home for the rest of the day.

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