Affidavit: Man who threatened to blow up UT police station demanded bitcoin, sexual favors
AUSTIN, Texas —
A new affidavit provides more details that led to the arrest of a man accused of making a series of terroristic threats to the University of Texas at Austin.
Sean Evan Haddon, 23, was arrested for calling in those threats.
On April 7 around 3:57 a.m., Haddon allegedly called the UT Police Department 911 Communications Center stating he had placed a pipe bomb in the lobby of the police department. The caller made demands including a payment of $100,000 in bitcoin and that the dispatcher engage in sexual acts with him.
The caller said "moan for me right now" or he would "blow up" the police station.
Shortly thereafter, UTPD received another call from the same person, who said he was "around your campus area" and if the dispatcher attempted to send the police to his location, he would "blow up the building."
Police say Haddon then asked "are you ready to die b****?"
UTPD searched the building for a bomb and reviewed security camera footage. They determined that no bomb had been placed in the building.
On April 12, the UTPD call center again received a call, this time the person said he had cut off his friend's leg. He then threatened to shoot the dispatcher and once again requested they perform sexual acts.
On April 13, call center received a call from The University of Texas at Austin Human Resource Service Center. A supervisor said a male had contacted them saying he wanted to shoot "at least 200 people” and shoot the first person he sees.
When a crisis negotiator got on the phone with the caller, he demanded that she “moan” or he would shoot the first person he saw.
UTPD contacted the phone and internet service providers and concluded the calls had been placed by Sean Evan Haddon of Crosby, Texas--northeast of Houston.
Police say they held off on notifying students because none of Haddon’s threats were credible.