(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.