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Law Enforcement Presence Stepped Up at Oregon State University in Response to Unconfirmed Threat

September 26, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us
www.twitter.com/ORStatePolice



Prior to 12 noon, September 26, 2013, Oregon State Police (OSP) University Area Command at Oregon State University became aware of an unconfirmed threat directed at the campus on an Internet blog site. As a precautionary measure, a timely warning message and an emergency alert was provided to the OSU community and students at approximately 3:17 p.m. about the unconfirmed threat and that law enforcement presence would be increased for an indefinite period.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division has started an investigation into the threat message. Initial information indicates it originated outside of the northwest from an unknown individual, mentioning no known persons or campus location. The contents of the threat are not being released because of the ongoing investigation. Students, staff and visitors are asked to report any suspicious activity or persons to the OSU Department of Public Safety and OSP (541) 737-3010.

Uniform and plain clothes law enforcement officers from OSP, Corvallis Police Department and Benton County Sheriff's Office, along with personnel from Corvallis Fire Department, are on campus to help monitor several activities occurring during Connect Week as new students arrive for orientation.

OSP and OSU want students, staff and visitors to know the campus is open for normal business and all steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the campus community. Anyone with information to assist with the investigation is asked to call the (541) 737-3010.

 

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