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UPDATE: MUPD reports no explosive device found after bomb threat

MUPD reports no explosive device...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 12/14: MUPD said they got reports of a possible bomb threat when a person contacted the department saying that someone had made comments about a bus they were on exploding. 

The caller told officers the description of the bus and police found it at the Hearnes Center. 

Police said Dante' Hopkins called officers and said he thought the bomb threat incident may have been a result of comments that he had made, which had lead to a misunderstanding. 

Officers said they arrested Hopkins for creating a peace disturbance. 

UPDATE 4:20 pm: Police report that the investigation is done and no explosive or suspicious device was found. 

Officers said the campus is back to operating under normal conditions. 

UPDATE 3:56 pm: Police said no suspicious or explosive device has been found but police continue to investigate the area. 

Officers are continuing to ask residents to stay away from the area. 

UPDATE 3:45 pm: Police said the area around the Hearnes Center shuttle bus stop has been evacuated. 

Traffic is being rerouted and a police K9 is enroute.

ORIGINAL STORY: MU police are investigating reports of a bomb threat on Wednesday afternoon

Police said the threat was reported at the Hearnes Center Shuttle Bus Stop.

MUPD is asking students and residents to stay away from the area. 

Police are currently investigating the threat. 

ABC17 is working to figure out more details abut the threat. 

Stay with this story for the latest information. 


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