Man in custody after making bomb threat at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A man is in custody Tuesday afternoon after making a bomb threat at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, police say.

Overland Park police said a man stood up in a classroom on the Overland Park campus and said he had explosives and grenades in his backpack.

The professor in the classroom moved everyone out to safety, and faculty also pulled the fire alarm to get others in the building evacuated, police said.

Police later swept the buildings on campus and found no evidence of a bomb anywhere. Students were allowed back inside the building about 45 minutes later, and classes resumed as normal for the rest of the evening.

Regardless, it was a scary evening for the students forced to flee the building.

"When I didn't know what was going on, it was scary," student Kendra Kruse told FOX4's Dave D'Marko. "I assumed they would direct us elsewhere if it was a direct threat."

Police took the man who made the threat into custody while officials discuss possible charges.

"I hope the get help with whatever their problems are," student Diane Vangoethem said of the man. "I don't think that normally healthy people make bomb threats."

This is a developing story. FOX4 will update as more information is available.

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