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Student lies about bomb threat

A University of Minnesota student could face criminal charges after reporting a false bomb threat. The student claimed that she overheard three Somali males plotting to bomb Anderson Hall and the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on Tuesday morning.

According to the Star Tribune, once the threat was determined to be a hoax, building inspections stopped and the building reopened at approximately 8:30 a.m.

The student, who is white and 19 years old, described the people she overheard as "three Somali males" who also had classes Tuesday morning in those buildings, said University Police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner to the Star Tribune.

Miner said there are issues surrounding why the student chose to describe the "suspects" as Somali men.

Authorities are still deciding whether the student will be disciplined.