Student Arrested And Accused Of Making Nuclear Threat If Utah Utes Didn’t Beat San Diego State

A University of Utah student was arrested on Wednesday after police say she threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor if the Utes football team didn’t win on Saturday.

The 21-year-old woman was booked into Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of making a threat of terrorism.

On Saturday, Utah Utes hosted San Diego State at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The women “posted threats of violence” on the Yik Yak app before the game, stating that “if the football team did not win the game, she would detonate the nuclear reactor that is located in the University of Utah causing a mass destruction, according to a police report obtained by

Police noted that the student does have knowledge of the nuclear reactor and “is aware of where the reactor is located and attends class in the same building where the reactor is housed.”


The Utes beat SDSU on Saturday 35-7.