Storm Warning: Continues through 7am Tuesday Read More

UConn Police: Bomb Threat Was A Conspiracy

(CBS Connecticut) — University of Connecticut police say a “group” of people was behind a bomb threat which forced evacuation of an administration building  and cancelled morning classes at UConn last spring,  but they’re not releasing much additional information about the case.  A Wethersfield man is identified as one of the conspirators. Twenty-one-year-old  Matthew Tollis —  who is not a UConn student — faces three conspiracy charges in connection with the threat at the Tasker Building.

Police say social media accounts and internet telecommunications helped them identify a group of people who planned and made the threat.

The employee who took the call about 9:00 a.m. April 3 said a caller claimed to have put explosives in the building and that he wanted to “kill people.” The building was evacuated and searched,  and a campus alert was issued,   but no device was found.

Police say their investigation is continuing, and that they’ll have no additional comment at this time.

Comments

More From CBS Connecticut

Storm Center: Latest Closings & Delays
Ski Card

Listen Live