Update on Bomb Hoax at University of Utah 

Statement from Interim Police Chief Jason Hinojosa:

Friday morning, May 6, at approximately 9:45 a.m. University of Utah Police were made aware of a bomb threat to the Eccles Health Sciences Library. The initial call was made to a local media entity who then reported it to police. University police immediately responded, and the building was evacuated. Police have searched the building with an explosive detection K-9 unit and determined that the call was a hoax and there was no threat to campus. The building returned to normal operations at approximately 11:35 a.m. University 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.

Media Contacts

Shawn Woodcommunications & community outreach manager, University of Utah Communications
Office: 801-585-9244 Mobile: 435-201-1729