Report: Details emerge as to why Alabama student called in bomb threat to Tiger Stadium
University of Alabama student Connor Bruce Croll, 19, from Crozet, Virginia, is accused of making a bomb threat to Tiger Stadium during the Florida-LSU game Saturday night.
He was arrested and jailed on Sunday, listed as a “fugitive of justice.” Unspecified charges have been filed against Croll in Baton Rouge.
According to WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Croll, who’s being held in Tuscaloosa without bond, admitted to making the bomb threat in order to stop the game because his friend “was on the verge of losing a large bet.” Authorities haven’t provided any further details on the threat.
LSU released the following statement to WBRZ Tuesday afternoon.
”While LSU cannot discuss specific security measures, it is important for the general public to know that LSU Police and officials, along with federal and local law enforcement agencies on location, have protocol in place to respond immediately and appropriately to real and perceived threats at Tiger Stadium and all campus facilities. In this case, protocol was followed efficiently and effectively to quickly ascertain the source of the threat. That protocol including an immediate sweep of the stadium and a multi-agency investigation, which led to the suspect being identified within minutes and arrested soon thereafter. LSU appreciates the cooperation of all agencies and the University of Alabama and UAPD in this very serious matter. There is nothing more important than the safety and wellbeing of the public on campus.”
The situation is an active investigation.