Lambton College reopens after police evacuation due to 'threat'

Lambton College has reopened after people were told to leave Lambton College as police search the campus this afternoon after receiving a 'threat' directed toward the residence building.

Police received a threat to the residence through 9-1-1 around 2 p.m. Tuesday

Sarnia Police are turning people away from Lambton College. (Sarnia Police/Facebook)

Lambton College has reopened after police received a 'threat' directed toward the residence building.

People were told to leave the Sarnia-based college as police searched the campus this afternoon.

"We're taking all precautions to ensure that everyone is safe," said Const. John Sottosanti, who said there was an increased police presence in the area with a mobile command centre set-up.

The call came in shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Asked to stay away

The residence building was evacuated and people were being turned away from entering the campus.

"We are asking everyone to leave the college and remain away from the college as we continue our investigation into this matter."

Lambton College bussed students away from campus while the police took action during the security threat.

"We're just releasing all staff and students today while we go through security protocol," said Cindy Buchanan, senior director, of marketing, communications and brand management with Lambton College. 

"Everyone's gone, everyone's safe and they've evacuated the campus."

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