Vanderbilt University: Police Arrest Suspect After Bomb Threat

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Police in Nashville, Tennessee arrested a suspect following a a bomb threat at Vanderbilt University on Monday.

“Metro Nashville Police have apprehended a suspect at a BP gas station at 8th Ave. S. and Wedgewood Ave,” said the university via Facebook.

“Statements by the suspect matched those made by a caller who earlier telephoned a local news station threatening to ignite a device at Vanderbilt University.”

The situation is resolved, according to the university.

Earlier, it said that an unidentified caller claimed he was on the way to Vanderbilt with an explosive device. There was no lockdown or evacuation during the approximately one hour investigation.

The university’s website isn’t working at the moment so it’s posting updates on Facebook and Twitter.

People responded to the news with relief on Facebook.

“Great job! #nervousparent,” said Sonia Moore.

“Awesome job! Awesome Awesome job!” said Darrin DaFur.

Story developing; check back for updates

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.