UTPD: 23-year-old arrested for terroristic threat

A 23-year-old man was arrested for making a terroristic threat against the University of Texas At Austin- Police Department. The suspect had called UTPD's 911 Communication Center and demanded a payment in bitcoin as well as the dispatcher's participation in sexual acts or he would blow up the building. 

23-year-old Sean Evan Haddon of Crosby, Texas was arrested on Sunday, April 12, 2018. 

Haddon was booked into the Harris County Jail for making a terroristic threat.

According to UTPD, a call came into the 911 communication center on Saturday, April 7 from a person stating that a pipe bomb had been placed in the lobby of the police department. 

The caller demanded a payment in bitcoin and the dispatcher’s participation in sexual acts or he would blow up the building. The call was disconnected.

Minutes later, another call came in from what sounded like the previous caller. The person once again threatened to blow up the building. The caller told a UTPD officer to evacuate.

K-9 units conducted a search of the lobby and exterior of the building. Additionally, officers reviwed security camera footage for evidence and did not notice any suspicious activity or device. 

On Thursday, April 12, the UTPD 911 Communication Center received another threatening phone call. During this conversation, the caller told the dispatcher that he would shoot them and demanded that they perform sexually explicit acts. 

On Friday, April 13, a call was received at the University of Texas at Austin Human Resources Service Center in which the caller said he wanted to shoot up the university, “at least 200 people.”

A UTPD officer took over the call at which time the caller said he would “kill the first person he sees.” According to UTPD, that officer personally listened to the most recent threatening call on Thursday, April 12 and was certain it was the same person.

During the investigation, it was determined that the phone from which the threatening calls were coming from belonged to Sean Evan Haddon. Haddon has been taking into custody by detectives with UTPD and charged with making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony.