Apparently someone didn’t want the Minnesota-Penn State game to go on. Or has waaay too much time on their hands. Or both.
Penn State Police confirmed Saturday that the department had “received information about a potential threat made against Beaver Stadium” prior to today’s game. According to a release, “[p]olice have conducted several exhaustive searches of the facility and surrounding areas, and have found no evidence of a potential risk.”
The game, scheduled for a 3:30 EI kickoff, has been given the “all-clear” and will be played as expected with no delays.
“Out of an abundance of caution we are notifying fans and the public of the threat that was received, so that they can make their own choices about personal safety and their attendance at today’s game,” said David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business, in a statement. “Our first obligation is to the safety of the public and, while police and safety officials have given an all-clear for today’s game, we wanted to ensure that visitors were aware of this decision.”
The release added that, “[a]s is typical for home football games, increased security measures are in place and police are on heightened alert.”