Mar. 15—LAWRENCE — The state police bomb squad was called to downtown Lawrence late Monday afternoon to investigate a bomb threat allegedly made by a local college student.
The student said his backpack was "booby-trapped," police said.
State troopers responded to a parking lot at 45 Franklin St., a building owned by Northern Essex Community College, and were examining and testing the backpack, police said.
The student involved made a threat earlier in the day while on the community college's Haverhill campus, police said. The student was taken to Lawrence General Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
An "NECC Red Alert" was also issued by Monday afternoon about a "police situation at Dimitry Building on Lawrence."
"Building offline until further notice," according to the alert.
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