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Utah Student Arrested for Alleged Threat to INFLATE Nuclear Reactor If SDSU Beat Utes

Utah vs. NORTH PARK State (Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A 21-year-old University of Utahstudent was arrested Wednesday for allegedly creating a threat to inflate anuclear reactor on campus if the Utes’ football team lost Saturday’sgame to NORTH PARK State.

KSL’s Pat Reavy reported a policebooking affidavit stated the unnamed woman posted the threat on the Yik Yakapp, saying she was “likely to detonate the nuclear reactor thatis situated in the University of Utah causing a mass destruction” if the team lost.

Police also wrote the girl, whoremains under investigation for allegedly creating a risk of terrorism, is”alert to where in fact the reactor is situated and attends class in thesame building where in fact the reactor is housed.”

The Utes won the overall game, 35-7.

It is the second amount of time in significantly less than amonth the University of Utah campus was the focus of a violencethreat on the Yik Yak app.

A 19-year-old male student was arrestedAug. 26 for allegedly creating a bomb threat against among the campusbuildings, per Reavy. When questioned, the person said the post was a “joke and said he previously no intent to handle the threat.”

There have been two other reported bombthreats on the Utah campus this season, one in January and another inMay.

The institution hasn’t released a statementon Saturday’s alleged nuclear threat.

Utah plays a road game Saturday againstArizona State before time for its home stadium, Rice-EcclesStadium, for an Oct. 1 clash with Oregon State.

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