Utah student arrested for alleged nuclear reactor threat before San Diego State football game


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A University of Utah student has been arrested after police threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor if the school’s soccer team failed to beat the state of San Diego.

On Saturday, Utah hosted San Diego State in a game at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Before the game launched, the student is said to have “posted threats of violence” on the Yik Yak social media app. Police claim they said that “if the soccer team didn’t win the game,[they]would detonate the nuclear reactor at the University of Utah and cause a mass destruction.” according to KSL, com.

The 21-year-old woman was arrested in the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday for allegedly voicing the threat of terrorism.

According to the report, police also noted that the woman does know how the reactor works and “knows where the reactor is located and attends classes in the same building where the reactor is housed.”

In August, a 19-year-old University of Utah student was arrested for a similar crime following a bomb threat on the Yik Yak app. The student directed that particular threat at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building on campus. When the student was arrested, he insisted the threat was a joke and that he never intended to go through with it.

Utah defeated San Diego State 35-7 last Saturday after quarterback Cam Rising threw four touchdown passes.

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