Letter threat against university buildings at Taasingegade was a false alarm

Press releases 2012

The letter threat against buildings at Taasingagade was a false alarm. This is the conclusion reached by East Jutland Police after searching the entire area and the buildings 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444 and 1447. The letter threat was found Monday 4 March, 07.41 a.m. at a door leading into building 1442.

Employees may now return to the buildings, but we expect that the administrative centres at BSS and Arts will remain affected throughout the day. All non-used offices are kept locked.

Students at Arts who were to hand in their exam assignments today may hand them in tomorrow, Tuesday, before 12.00 as the deadline has been extended. The exam assignments are to be handed in at the previously announced place.

Background information

  • This morning at 07.41 a.m. East Jutland Police was notified of a suspicious-looking letter - written in Danish -  containing a threat against Aarhus University.
  • The letter had been placed on a door leading into building 1442 at Taasingagade.
  • A police on-site commander and detectives were present at Aarhus University all morning and the building was searched by bomb-sniffing dogs.

Updated march 4 at 12.21