Rapid City police still investigating bomb threat to SD Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Police Department is still investigating a bomb threat to South Dakota Mines on Friday.

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Brendyn Medina with the RCPD says it all began with a call to dispatch in response to the threat against the school. After at least four hours of searching, the campus was cleared and the threat deemed false. Students were able to return to their dorms first thing Saturday morning.

“Obviously a big shake up for a Friday night, but we were able to maintain safety and keep everybody safe and warm while we did our job to ensure safety on campus. Just a very unique circumstance for Rapid City,” said Medina. “You know, the awesome thing about it was just the high level of cooperation that we got with our counterparts, both the students and staff at the School of Mines.”

While Medina couldn’t elaborate on the investigation because it’s still active, he adds the police do, “have tools at their disposal to hopefully close in on [the suspect].”

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