Classes at Binghamton University were cancelled Monday while police investigated an incident outside the library tower building on the Vestal campus.

Temporary fencing was erected around the north side of the 15-story structure, which is the tallest building on the Binghamton University campus.

University police and other school support workers were posted at the scene Monday morning. They would not comment on the nature of the incident.

Police secured an area outside the Binghamton University library tower on October 30, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Police secured an area outside the Binghamton University library tower on October 30, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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This alert was posted on the Binghamton University website at 8:56 a.m.: "Campus Police are actively investigating an incident that occurred outside the Bartle Library Tower. There is no danger to the campus or community."

An updated alert was added at 9:23 a.m.: "Classes are canceled today Oct. 30, due to the ongoing investigation outside the Bartle Library Tower. There is no danger to the campus or community. More information will be forthcoming."

A statement on the website posted around 10:45 a.m. indicated the investigation at the library tower had been completed and the scene had been cleared.

A Binghamton University police officer secured a scene outside the library tower on October 30, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Binghamton University police officer secured a scene outside the library tower on October 30, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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