UPDATE (2:45 p.m., Feb. 6): After a thorough search of the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, police found no threats to safety and are allowing employees to return to work. Authorities are still investigating the origins of the threat.
A bomb threat this morning has led to the evacuation of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) facilities in Emeryville. Emeryville and UC Police departments are conducting a search of the Emery Station East building in which both facilities are housed. Employees there have been asked to stay off the premises until further notification. See Level-One e-mail from Director Alivisatos sent earlier this morning for additional details.