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Penn State Police and FBI Investigating Potential Threat

by on August 09, 2018 2:40 PM

This story has been updated with additional information.

Penn State police and the FBI are investigating a "potential threat" that was made on social media.

"University Police, along with the FBI, is investigating a potential threat on social media and is working to determine its credibility," a statement posted Thursday afternoon to the department's Facebook page said. "There is no immediate danger to the Penn State community."

Penn State police confirmed the tweet being investigated was sent on Wednesday night from a since-deleted account.

"I have decided I am going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world, killing thousands of fans in beaver stadium during one of the games next season #f---psu" the tweet stated.

State College Police Department's Twitter account and several Penn State fan accounts were tagged at the end of the tweet.

The deleted account appeared to have been involved in an argument with Penn State fans on Twitter earlier on Wednesday. The same account replied to another tweet by stating "I hope someone blows up beaver stadium next year killing thousands of stupid Ped state fans."

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

"Penn State takes all threats very seriously and University Police and federal authorities are actively investigating," police said. "As always, University Police encourages everyone to always be vigilant. If you see something, say something."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at geoff.rushton@statecollege.com or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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