Police investigating bomb hoax at the University of Utah
May 6, 2022, 4:03 PM | Updated: Feb 14, 2023, 12:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating after a bomb threat, which was later determined to be a hoax, was made at the University of Utah Friday morning.
University of Utah Police were notified about the bomb threat at the Eccles Health Sciences Library around 9:45 a.m.
“The initial call was made to a local media entity who then reported it to police,” read a statement from Interim Police Chief Jason Hinojosa. University police immediately responded to the scene and evacuated the building.
Officers then searched the building and determined that the call was a hoax and there was no threat to campus, according to Hinojosa.
University Police have declared the area around the Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) and Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) ALL-CLEAR. The previous emergency situation has been resolved and all buildings in the area are fully operational.
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The Eccles Health Sciences Library returned to normal operations a few hours later.
“Police are being assisted in this investigation by the FBI and have confirmed the individual lives out of state and has not been in Utah recently,” concluded the statement.