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Marymount University student taken into custody after bomb threat

The campus at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, has reopened after authorities investigated a bomb threat made on social media. One student was taken into custody Sunday, and police said there was no evidence that a bomb was on campus.

The university was evacuated Sunday morning, with those on campus asked to go across the street. The university was on Easter break during the incident.

Canine units with the Arlington County Police Department swept the campus as a precaution, but it was later reopened and the community was cleared to return.

"We want to express our sincere appreciation to the law enforcement officers who responded promptly to protect the safety of our campus community," Eric Hols, the university's director of campus safety, said in a statement. "We will continue to cooperate fully as their investigation continues."

The Arlington County Police Department reminded the community that while it was April Fool's Day, threats of violence are not a joke.

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