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FBI Warns Philadelphia Area Colleges of Threat

FBI Warns Philadelphia Area Colleges of Threat

By    |   Sunday, 04 October 2015 11:01 PM

Philadelphia colleges and universities have been alerted to a threat against a campus in the area on Monday, NBC 10 reports.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued the following statement:


"Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5.

"No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials. The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. "

Drexel Univeristy, Villanova University, Temple University, Philadelphia University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware all sent out alerts to their students.

According to Temple's warning, a posting on the image board website 4chan  references the Oregon community college shooting  last week, writing, "On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard, his victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the Union will decay a little more."

"This posting states an action could take place at 1 p.m. central (2 p.m. eastern) Monday, Oct. 5, 2015."

No specific school was noted, and students at all campuses were told to be alert and report any suspicious activity.

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