Bomb threat prompts evacuation at MSU

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 06, 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. —  Things have returned to normal after a bomb threat was called into Michigan State University campus Friday morning.

Police tell us the school received the threat via a phone call around 10:45 a.m. Friday.

The Hananh Administration building was quickly evacuated. Capt. Doug Monet with MSU Police Department says about 400 people were evacuated.

“The evacuation went very well… people were very cooperative,” Monet said.

Senior CJ Leclair was working at Sparty’s Cafe on the second floor of the admin building. He says he had just gotten in to work when he found out about the threat.

“Some lady came running in and said there’s a bomb threat and they’re evacuating everyone… It was me and another co-worker and we just kind of locked up the store and kind of took off,” he said.

Leclair said that everyone seemed pretty unfazed by what was happening, saying, “It was pretty calm actually. It was weird.”

Police determined everything was safe just before 1 p.m. Friday and everybody was allowed to go back inside the building. Police continue to investigate.

It is worth noting that there was a string of bomb threats called in to schools and hospitals up in and around Ogemaw County Friday morning. State police are investigating those threats. Police in East Lansing though say they are unaware of any connection to their case.

If you have any information about the threat made to MSU, you are asked to contact police at 517-355-2221.