UPDATED INFORMATION: After an extensive investigation and forensic analysis of the threat received, it has been determined that there is no physical connection between the suspect who leveled the threat and South Dakota State University, the State of South Dakota, or the continental United States. The suspect appears to be foreign as the internet protocol address history points to origins in Eastern Europe. Said history also indicated the threat made against the university was not an isolated incident. State and Federal authorities assisted in the investigation and will continue to monitor.
TIMELY WARNING – SDSU Bomb Threat 11-25-22
South Dakota State University issues crime alerts in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about reported crime on and around campus. South Dakota State University is committed to the safety of the campus community and is releasing this information to aid in its protection. For more information about the Clery Act, visit its website.
This information is provided so you can make informed decisions and take appropriate action to ensure your safety and mitigate any likelihood of similar crimes. INCIDENT: Bomb Threat / Threat of Harm
Location: South Dakota State University
Details: On 11/25/2022 at approximately 7:50 a.m. an email was forwarded to the University Police Department from a local media source indicating an explosive device or devices were placed on the campus of South Dakota State University. The email also threatened harm to potential survivors of the detonation.
UPD can be contacted at 605-688-5117.
Police Response: The University Police Department conducted an immediate search of all identified locations. At the time of this warning no devices have been located. The department will continue investigating the threat and pursing all leads.
Reporting A Crime: University Police Department urges anyone who believes they have been the victim of a crime, or has witnessed a crime, to contact local law enforcement. UPD can be contacted by dialing 111 from a campus phone or 911 from a cellular phone. The UPD non-emergency number is 605-688-5117. Additional information is available on the UPD website.
The Jackrabbits Guardian smartphone app is a tool that provides instant communication with UPD when used on campus and with the local 911 law enforcement dispatch center when activated off campus. More information is available on the Jackrabbits Guardian website.