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WV Man Charged in Connection to UVA Bomb Threats

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Police have arrested a man who they believe made bomb threats to the University of Virginia Wednesday.  Sixty-year-old Thomas Ray Morgan of Benton, West Virginia was charged with one count of making a bomb threat.

Officers say Morgan made threats Wednesday, forcing an evacuation of Fontaine Research Park and part of the West Complex at the UVA Health System.

The first bomb threat was called in just before 10:30 a.m. for the Barringer Wing of the West Complex. The building was evacuated as police searched the area. There was no evidence of any explosive device found and the all-clear was given around 11:30 a.m.

A second bomb threat was received for UVA offices at 415 Ray C. Hunt Drive at 11:26 a.m. Police say the threat was directed to a specific department. Officials evacuated the building and officers and K9 units searched the scene. No devices were found and the all-clear was given around 12:45 p.m.

West Virginia State Police arrested Morgan around 9:00 Wednesday night. He is being held at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, West Virginia.

University of Virginia Police Press Release:

Police investigated the incident that led to the evacuation at Fontaine Research Park and a portion of the West Complex at the University of Virginia Health System on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Mr. Thomas Ray Morgan of Brenton, West Virginia was charged with one count of making a bomb threat.

He was taken into custody without incident by West Virginia State Police at approximately 9:00 p.m. on March 5, 2014. 

He is currently being held at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, West Virginia.

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