Oh dear, this just cropped up in our social media feeds.
Apparently, something’s happening at SEGi University, a private university located in Kota Damansara, Selangor. We can’t be sure for now but it seems that there may have been a bomb threat on campus.
Some bystanders and university students have taken to Twitter to live update on the situation. From what we understand, the police are currently evacuating the campus and a crowd has swelled up in front of the university.
Heard there's a bomb threat in Segi College? That's just right next to my brother's school kot ??
— Ellisya Aiman (@EllisyaAiman) January 22, 2016
Bomb alert in Segi College Kota Damansara. ?? pic.twitter.com/jWw2Pu0IOI
— Daryll (@DaryllDarshan) January 22, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Bomb alert in Segi College Kota Damansara ??. Take care guys
— فزمي هزيم (@M_FaZim) January 22, 2016
This story is developing. We’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em but if you have any other details, feel free to flag us.
Meanwhile, stay safe SEGI University!
UPDATE (22nd January, 2:50pm):
Alright, alright, calm down everyone. The SEGI University bomb threat was a false alarm that stemmed from a prank call.
This was also echoed by a report from MMO, which cited Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zaini Che Din as saying that the university got a call at around 10am from someone speaking in English. “He (the caller) said he saw some Iranian guy putting a bomb in one of the toilets,” he told reporters.
After being notified, the police evacuated the campus to conduct a full search of the premises but no bag was found. “We had to evacuate and check because don’t know what toilet the bomb is in,” Mohd Zaini explained.
The university reopened at 2pm and students have re-entered, but police presence remained heavy as investigations are still on going. The police also took down statements from several employees including the staff who received the call.