Ronan Hall bomb threat found not credible, police say

Ronan Hall (Central Michigan Life file photo)

A bomb threat that evacuated Ronan Hall Thursday was found not credible by the Central Michigan University Police Department, according to a news release from the university. 

CMUPD learned of the bomb threat at about 11:35 a.m. Aug. 8. That is when a Central Alert was issued to the building of Ronan Hall, Lt. Cameron Wassman said. A campus-wide Central Alert was not issued because the credibility of this threat dwindled so quickly and it was isolated to one building, Wassman said. 

"The first thing to do is start piecing together just how credible something like this is," Wassman said. "We respond to these things like they are the real thing."

The threat was originally announced on CMU's Twitter page Thursday, Aug. 8. Building occupants were told to evacuate and report to the university center. The building is scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. The threat came from a hospital in another state, the release said.