Bomb threat at IMU found to be a hoax

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PETALING JAYA: A bomb hoax caused a medical university in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, to be evacuated for several hours.

City police’s K-9 unit and bomb disposal unit were rushed to International Medical University (IMU) around 1.30pm on Friday after being alerted of an anonymous bomb threat by the varsity.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said the university building quickly evacuated while a thorough search was conducted.

“After a full sweep, no bombs were found. The students and staff were allowed to enter the building around 4.30pm,” he said when contacted.

International Medical University vice-president Christy Chiu said about 2,500 students were ordered to evacuate after the university received the bomb threat.

“We contacted the police after the bomb threat call at 1.10pm.

"From our observation, police searched the area for about three hours ... and they (police) have now declared this place safe," she told reporters at the scene.

The IMU was established in 1992.

The case is being investigated under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

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