IU Police Department responded to a suspicious person and bomb threat around 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Franklin Hall, Chief Jill Lees said. Nothing suspicious was found after sweeping the building.
A woman not affiliated with IU and experiencing mental health issues walked into Franklin and began claiming there was a bomb in the building, Lees said. Officers placed her in handcuffs, which is standard policy, and didn’t find any type of device on her. She was then taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
As an extra protocol, K-9 Officer Ryan Skaggs and his bomb-sniffing dog Zeus swept the building to check for anything suspicious, in addition to IUPD officers reviewing building camera footage, Lees said.