Police respond to 'emergency situation' at Boston University

Posted at 9:36 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 09:49:11-05

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says there was "heavy police presence for an emergency situation" on campus and they urged people to stay

The situation was reported Friday morning at a building that houses a university library and Bank of America branch.

According to broadcast reports, a stretch of road was closed.

A tweet from the Boston Police Department's official account called it an "unfolding concern."

At 9:45 a.m. the university tweeted that police believe the emergency was a hoax. The area was cleared.