An employee at the APSU Subway received multiple prank calls that were not threats Jan. 21, according to Bill Persinger executive director of public relations and marketing.
“At approximately 4:30 p.m. the employee received another call when the caller stated there was a bomb,” Persinger said.
At this point, the employee contacted campus police and an APSU alert was issued warning the campus community of a bomb threat in the Subway on the Clarksville campus/Catherine Evans Harvill Building, and urging people to please avoid the area.
This alert was sent out through the LiveSafe app as well as text and email around 5 p.m.
LiveSafe is a personal safety mobile app that provides a “quick, convenient, and discreet way to communicate directly with Austin Peay State safety officials,” according to the APSU campus police website. LiveSafe app also provides safety and emergency alerts from campus police.
After campus police issued an alert, the Subway manager cleared everyone from the Catherine Evans Harvill building and the Morgan University Center until police could arrive, according to Persinger.
“APSU Police contacted the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) and established a perimeter. Once CPD officers arrived, CPD and APSU officers checked the building and determined there were no suspicious items in the area,” Persinger said.
An “All Clear” alert was issued at approximately 5:40 p.m.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact APSU Police at 931-221-7786 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.