NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Clark State bomb threat

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

All campuses closed for Friday but weekend activities to procced, college says.

An arrest was made after a bomb threat reported on Clark State College’s downtown Springfield campus Thursday afternoon prompted a police response and investigation.

Clark State announced the arrest Thursday night and thanked the Springfield Police Division, which confirmed the arrest and said that charges have been filed. The suspect’s name was not released.

The initial bomb threat report and 911 call came from the Brinkman Educational Center, 100 S. Limestone St. Officers were also at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center near the Kuss Auditorium.

The college was evacuated with help from Springfield police. Campuses in Springfield, Beavercreek, Xenia and Bellefontaine will remain closed Friday. However, weekend activities will proceed, a Clark State spokeswoman confirmed Thursday night.

“Clark State College takes the safety and security of our students, employees, and community members extremely seriously,” said President Jo Alice Blondin. “Out of an abundance of caution, we closed all campuses for the day to assess the threat fully in concert with law enforcement. We will keep our community updated as we learn more, but right now, everyone is evacuated and safe.”

No injures were reported.

Police were no longer on scene nearly two hours after the initial report.

The incident remains under investigation by Springfield police with the help of the FBI and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Bomb Squad.

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