EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A 35-year-old Eagle Mountain man is in jail after Utah County Sheriff’s Office says he threatened to detonate explosives at an elementary school in Eagle Mountain. He was taken into custody after nearly 3 hours of negotiations.
 
Multiple agencies responded to the threat at Eagle Valley Elementary at 4475 Heritage Dr. in Eagle Mountain. 
 
Alpine School District spokesman says a masked man, later identified as Christopher Craig, 35, went into the school, ordered children to be evacuated and said he had explosives in his car. 
 
Deputies say after the suspect entered the school and warned staff to evacuate he walked out the front door. School staff immediately locked the doors and activated the school lockdown and evacuation procedures. Children were evacuated from the school and teachers and staff took them to two previously designated safe locations. School administration were able to account for all the students. Children were bussed to the LDS Church on Ira Hodges Parkway. Parents were able pick up their students there.
 
Deputies say during the course of negotiations Craig stated he wanted to share his message and after he was allowed to do so he would walk away from his car and let officers arrest him. After talking to negotiators Craig did walk away from his car. He complied with orders from officers who were able to take him into custody without further incident.
 
Utah Valley Metro Bomb Squad searched his car and determined there were no explosives inside.