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Police: No bomb found in search of Cosumnes River College library

Investigation of a possible bomb threat at the Cosumnes River College library concluded with no evidence of a bomb, according to the Los Rios Community College District Police Department.
Investigation of a possible bomb threat at the Cosumnes River College library concluded with no evidence of a bomb, according to the Los Rios Community College District Police Department. Sacramento Bee file

Investigation of a possible bomb threat at Cosumnes River College concluded with no evidence of a bomb, according to the Los Rios Community College District Police Department.

District police announced shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that a thorough search of the college library had been completed and no bomb was found. The case was subsequently turned over to the Sacramento Police Department.

The man whose alleged comments sparked the concerns was arrested on suspicion of making a false bomb threat, said Officer Linda Matthew, a Sacramento police spokeswoman. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the man had not been booked and his name had not been released.

Cosumnes River College spokeswoman Kristie West said that a student told campus police that she overheard a man saying that he was “going to blow the place up.” Police found the man who allegedly made the threat in the college library. He was taken into custody and the library was placed off-limits.

However, the man’s backpack was left on the floor in the library, which prompted an evacuation of the building. Sacramento police were called to bring in a bomb-sniffing dog. The library was closed until the building was judged to be clear of any danger, but students and faculty were free to move about the remainder of the campus.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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