A potential bomb threat was called in via an emergency phone in Packard Lab on Jan. 7. The building was evacuated as Lehigh police and the Bethlehem Fire Department responded. (Austin Vitelli/B&W Photo)

UPDATE: Juveniles arrested in relation to Packard Lab bomb threat


UPDATE: The Lehigh University Police Department arrested two juvenile males on Jan. 8 in relation to a bomb threat, according to an email from Police Chief Edward Shupp. The threat was phoned in to the LUPD dispatch center at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The males – ages 16 and 17 – have been remanded to the Northampton County Juvenile Detention Facility, pending an upcoming hearing. The two will be charged as juveniles for threat to use a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to threat to use a weapon of mass destruction and reckless endangerment, Shupp wrote.

A possible bomb threat was reported to Lehigh Police on Jan. 7, according to a safety email from Police Chief Edward Shupp.

The report was made via an emergency phone in Packard Lab. The building was evacuated by LUPD as a precaution and a “top-to-bottom” search of the the building and surrounding premises followed, Shupp wrote. Bethlehem’s fire department also responded to the call.

No evidence has been found in conjunction with the threat, though LUPD will continue patrols of the area.

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