HERMEL/BEIRUT: Students at Lebanese University in Zahle, east Lebanon, gradually returned Thursday afternoon to their classes following a bomb threat earlier at the higher education establishment.
Security sources told The Daily Star that the college ordered an evacuation at around 12 p.m. after an anonymous caller warned of a bomb planted at the facility.
Head of the LU-Law Faculty in Zahle, Wadad al-Shamaa, called the police who dispatched experts to inspect the facility, the sources said, adding that local security forces contacted the police headquarters in Beirut demanding bomb-sniffing dogs.
Last month, the College Protestant Francais near the Saudi Embassy in Beirut received a similar bomb threat. No explosives were found.