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Utah student threatened to blow up nuclear reactor if football team lost, police say | KTA

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SALT LAKE CITY (KTVX) — University of Utah police have arrested an engineering student accused of threatening to blow up a nuclear reactor on campus if the school’s football team doesn’t win this week-end.

The student, a 21-year-old woman, is accused of posting the threat on the anonymous social media platform Yik Yak. It’s unclear when police learned of the message or how they determined who was behind it, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

According to the police report, in her post on Saturday, the student said she would blow up the nuclear reactor on the school campus if the University of Utah football team did not win. his match later that evening.

The Utes won the game 35-7 over San Diego State.

University of Utah police said the woman is a university engineering student taking classes in the same building where the reactor is located and “has knowledge of the nuclear reactor.”

She was incarcerated in Salt Lake County Jail for a second-degree felony threatening terrorism.

In August, a 19-year-old student was arrested after he allegedly made a bomb threat about Yik Yak aimed at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building on campus.

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