Police investigating series of bomb threats against 7-Eleven locations throughout Madison, nearby buildings evacuated


    MADISON, Wis. — Police are investigating a series of bomb threats involving 7-Eleven stores throughout Madison.

    Madison police are blocking off traffic and evacuating buildings near these stores.

    Police asked people to avoid the area of State and Lake streets earlier.

    Two buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus were evacuated early Wednesday afternoon due to this investigation.


    A WISC-Alert issued at 12:30 p.m. said MPD was investigating an incident in this area, but did not provide details about the investigation.

    Shortly after, UW-Madison police tweeted they were evacuating Memorial Library and the Extension Building.