Penn State Bomb Threat at Beaver Stadium
11/12/2011 6:00 AM PST
Police and FBI investigated a bomb threat received last night on Beaver Stadium, where Penn State is set to play Nebraska today -- but searches last night and this morning produced nothing.
According to Lisa Powers, director of public information at PSU, the call came in last night around 6:30 PM to the main number on campus. The caller mentioned a bomb at Beaver Stadium and police were immediately notified.
Police went through the stadium with bomb-sniffing dogs and made two run-throughs ... but found nothing. Powers said the FBI and police are working on tracing who the caller is, but so far have found nothing.
Powers said they never took the call as a credible threat because the stadium has been on lockdown since Tuesday.
Once things were all clear, the university sent out a mass text message at 9:08 AM this morning, informing students of the situation (see below).
The university has extra security measures in place for today's game, the first since the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal broke, and is urging students to arrive earlier than usual for the game.