KTCU off the air, evacuated after phone threat

KTCU was shut down Tuesday at about 8:45 p.m. after a threat was phoned into the station, according to police.TCU Police Sgt. Alvin Allcon said the threat against the station, located on the first floor of Moudy Building South, came from an unidentified person who had called a number of times over the past couple of weeks to complain about the format of the station.

Allcon would not release details about the nature of Tuesday night’s threat.

Russell Scott, station manager, said when he first heard about the call he told the students to immediately notify TCU police.

He said he then decided to close the station.

“The student thought enough of (the threat) to call me and say, ‘This is making me uncomfortable and I’m not sure what to do,'” Scott said.

Allcon said he is still following up on the incident, and security guards are sticking around the station, just in case the caller were to come to the station.

Allcon said it is too soon to determine what charges, if any, would be filed related to the incident, but he said Tuesday night, “it’s basically harassment.”

Allcon said he has a first name, age and physical description of the caller but could not disclose them. He said he has no indication the caller is a student.