Sunday, October 4, 2015

FBI and ATF Warn of Threat to Philadelphia Universities Monday

PHILADELPHIA - According to news agencies in Philadelphia, the FBI and ATF have warned Philadelphia colleges and universities of a threat against them Monday.

The FBI Field Office in Philadelphia released 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.

Link to NBC News out of Philadelphia