Two telephone bomb threats resulted in the brief evacuation of Brigham Young University's ROTC building Thursday.
Officials said two calls were received about 11 a.m. Thursday, one at the ROTC building and one at the International Student Office.The male caller, in essence, asked "why do you bomb our country" and said bombs would go off in the two locations in the early afternoon. The calls were not recorded.
"I don't know why they would call the student office because that's where we help foreign students," said BYU spokesman Paul Richards.
BYU police scoured both areas and found nothing. Before police arrived, staff members of the ROTC building had evacuated the building. After police scoured the buildings, everyone was allowed back in.
"We're advising students and faculty not to be overly alarmed," said Richards. "We've been told these kinds of things are going to happen. It's part of the international situation."