Threat to Jewish Museum of FIU causes evacuation on campus

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - According to police, a student phoned in a threat to the Jewish Museum of FIU, located in Miami Beach, Thursday.

After police responded to FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique campus, located near 107th Avenue and Southwest Eighth Street, a police dog alerted to a possible explosive device in the 21-year-old student’s car parked in the Blue Parking Garage.

Officials evacuated the area, around 4:30 p.m.

FIU Police, Homeland Security and Miami-Dade Bomb Squad units all responded to the scene. A search was conducted but nothing was found.

Due to the threat, an event at the Jewish Museum of FIU scheduled for Thursday night was cancelled.

The 21-year-old student was located and is being questioned by police.

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