January 26, 2012
Student sends ‘parcel bomb' to Head Office
A suspect package led to an evacuation of the whole of Atlas on 25 January.
The package, the size of half a shoebox and wrapped in foil, was delivered to reception at 11.00 by someone who aroused suspicions. The alarm was sounded straightaway to initiate the evacuation of about 400 employees. The person who brought the package was quickly apprehended. Rumour has it that it was a 35-year-old student who has not graduated yet and blames the university for this. His frustration about this apparently drove him to send a threatening letter to a university employee last week.
Two hours after the suspect package was delivered, the bomb disposal squad (EOD) announced that the contents were harmless. The all-clear was then given to return to Atlas.