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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS; MU CAMPUS REMAINS SAFE

Nov. 11, 2015

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Police (MUPD) have apprehended the suspect who posted threats to campus on YikYak and other social media last night. The suspect is in MUPD custody and was not located on or near the MU campus at the time of the threat.

“We had additional officers on patrol last night and the campus remained safe,” MUPD Major Brian Weimer said. “We investigated a number of reports and tips and take every one of them seriously.”MU continues operating on a regular schedule.

Safety is the university’s top priority. Individuals are asked not to post unverified information on social media. Only confirmed information will be posted on http://mualert.missouri.edu.

 

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