College football player facing charges following facility evacuation
One college football player is reportedly facing serious criminal charges after a Monday incident.
According to documents obtained by Shreyas Laddha with The Kansas City Star, Kansas offensive lineman Joseph Krause was arrested Monday afternoon. Krause is facing charges of “aggravated criminal threat; cause terror, evacuation or disruption” per the booking report of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Krause was reportedly booked at 4:35 pm Monday evening. His arrest occurred on the same day there was an apparent bomb threat called into the Kansas football facilities. A Jayhawks spokesperson indicated to The Star that the facilities were safely evacuated and confirmed “there was a threat and the PD is currently there in response.”
The all-clear for Kansas’ football complex was given around 8:01 pm Monday evening. To this point, it has not been confirmed that Krause was arrested in connection to the threat:
“We are aware of a situation involving one of our student-athletes,” said the KU spokesperson. “We take the safety of our staff, student-athletes and coaches very seriously. We are gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”