Penn State-Students warned of bomb threat

Local News

Law enforcement agencies across the country went on alert today during a wave of bogus bomb threats.

Several places in our region including buildings on penn state’s campus and a newspaper in Johnstown were threatened by those e-mails.

Those buildings like the Henning building were guarded with school police for hours.

Penn State students Michael Zambotti and Drake Neumann, were getting ready for their finals when they saw the security alerts from Penn State on their phones and noticed police investigating on campus.

“I did see dogs, bomb sniffing dogs, patrolling the Hub in the book store earlier today,” Zambotti, said.
Both students say they texted their friends to make sure everyone was ok, it was just a lot to go through, especially during finals week.
“We’ve been studying for hours upon hours now through the night and it’s just like on top of that you got that ,” Neumann said.  “It’s just a little stressful for sure.”
Michael and Drake say the university handled the whole situation appropriately
“I think that Penn State did a really good job of containing the situation, not causing a mass panic or  anything,” Zambotti said.  “They didn’t necessarily keep it under wraps, but they just gave us what we had to know, just to stay safe.”
The Tribune-Democrat newspaper in Johnstown, evacuating from the bomb threat they got from an email.
After police investigated for nearly an hour staff was allowed back in.
Chip Minemyer, Editor at the Tribune-Democrat, tells WTAJ that police traced the email they received to Russia.
Police are asking everyone who gets a threat to save the email and contact local law enforcement.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss