January 24, 2022

University of Utah Police Investigating Reports of Telephone Harassment at Campus Libraries

From Fox 13 (Salt Lake City):

University of Utah Police is investigating a series of troubling phone calls placed to three of the university’s libraries over the last few months.

According to an alert sent to library employees, the Marriott Library’s main information line received one of the calls on the afternoon of January 28.

The caller requested that the library employee look up a book whose title contains a racial epithet, then repeat the title aloud multiple times.

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