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MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) — Investigations are underway after bomb threats were reported at several Ivy League schools, including Columbia University.

Cornell, Brown and Columbia University all issued statements Sunday saying they are investigating bomb threats.

Columbia University says a campus-wide emergency alert was issued after receiving a threats at university buildings.

Authorities say someone called and said they wanted $10,000 or they would blow up the building.

The NYPD is investigating and people were being asked to avoid the area until further notice.

Meanwhile, Brown University said in a statement, “the Department of Public Safety evacuated several buildings near the university’s college green” after receiving a bomb threat by phone.

At Cornell University, students and faculty were told to evacuate several areas on the Ithaca campus.

Law enforcement is currently on the scene and investigating the campus bomb threat.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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