University of Utah student arrested for allegedly making nuclear threat if football team lost
A student at the University of Utah was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor on campus if the football team lost to San Diego State last weekend.
The 21-year-old woman posted the threats on an anonymous social media app called Yik Yak before Saturday's game, Salt Lake City radio station KSL reported.
The woman was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and is facing charges of "threat of terrorism," Salt Lake City sheriff jail records stated. She was released Wednesday night.
According to KSL, Salt Lake City police noted that the student had knowledge of a nuclear reactor on campus and "is aware of where the reactor is located and attends class in the same building where the reactor is housed."
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Utah defeated San Diego 35-7 on Saturday.
The arrest comes after a 19-year-old student at the university was arrested for the same crime a few weeks ago. He also allegedly made threat to bomb another school building on the Yik Yak app.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Utah student arrested for alleged nuclear threat if football team lost