Bomb threat delays third commencement ceremony

Julia Perkins

A bomb threat delayed the College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony Sunday night, Hamden Police Sergeant John Riordan said.

The ceremony, originally scheduled for 6 p.m., was moved to the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill campus and later began at 7:30 p.m.

The university was informed of the bomb threat around 5:45 p.m., Associate Vice President for Public Relations John Morgan said.

“[We moved the ceremony] as soon as we could,” Morgan said. “The safety of everybody…was paramount.”

Morgan said facilities set up the arena for the ceremony in less than an hour.

“Facilities did a fantastic job of preparing the TD Bank Sports Center on such a short order,” Morgan said.

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