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Suspect’s off-campus arrest ends bomb threat at Vanderbilt

by | Oct. 7, 2013, 5:40 PM

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a threat to Vanderbilt University.

The Vanderbilt University campus was notified at 2:10 p.m. Monday that a local television station had received a telephone call from someone saying he was on his way to the campus with a grenade.

The university activated its emergency alert system, using calls to landline and cell phones, text messaging and email to notify the Vanderbilt community of the threat. Messages were also delivered directly to computer screens on campus and information was posted on the university’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

The situation was resolved shortly after 4 p.m. when the suspect was taken into custody at a gas station about two miles east of campus. Police say they did not find an incendiary device on the suspect.

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  • Ted Shoemaker

    People all over the country are going crazy. A woman tries to drive into the White House; a man immolates himself in Washington Mall; and now someone claims to bring a grenade to a hospital. If you are rational, beware: you’re in a minority.

  • Matthew Kim

    Thank God! I’m so glad everything has been worked out so safely!
    But just for awhile, don’t let your guard down! :)

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