Student in custody after U of U bomb threat made
SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah student has been taken into custody after a bomb threat involving the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building was made Friday morning.
University of Utah police said another student who saw the threat on social media alerted officers at 1:12 a.m.
“…Officers arrived at the business building, established a perimeter and began searching for any explosive devices,” police said. “A cleaning crew was evacuated from the building, and no one was determined to be in danger at any time.”
Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in at 5:30 a.m. and the building was cleared by police and K-9 units by 7 a.m.
Police chief Jason Hinojosa said no suspicious packages were located during their search.
Our officers investigated a bomb threat involving the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building early this morning. They traced the threatening social media post to a student on campus and took them into custody.
Our explosives detection K-9 officers cleared the building as safe.
— University of Utah Police (@UofUPolice) August 26, 2022
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