Threat closes Temple's School of Medicine, suspect in custody

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Temple University says a person responsible for making a threat against the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is in custody, but the school will be closed and classes are canceled Friday.

According to school officials, there is no longer a threat against the school.

The North Philadelphia school issued an alert just before 6:30 a.m.

According to employees on the scene who spoke with Action News, they were told to evacuate the building. They were let back in around 7:20 a.m.

"Activities at Temple University Hospital, including clinical practices, Temple Faculty Physicians, and the remainder of the Health Sciences Center Campus will continue as scheduled," Temple said.
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