BERKELEY -- Police searched buildings at University of California, Berkeley after an anonymous bomb threat was received Tuesday afternoon.

Police searched more than one-third of campus buildings but had not found anything by 8 p.m., when the search was called off, authorities said.

The threat was sent from an anonymous email to the "Caltips" email address shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, campus authorities said.

No specific location of the purported bomb was given in the email. The sender claimed in the email that he or she had overhead a conversation indicating a threat, authorities said.

Campus administration alerted students and staff to the potential threat at 3:15 p.m.

Campus police conducted a similar building-to-building search after a bomb threat was called in Sept. 25, one of several such threats called into universities nationwide during the month of September.

Reach Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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