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Online threat leads to increased police presence at OSU

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CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

The presence of law enforcement officers is being stepped up at Oregon State University after a threat made on a blog.

Before noon Thursday, Oregon State Police became aware of an unconfirmed threat directed at the OSU campus on an internet site.

As a precaution, a warning message and emergency alert was sent at 3:17 p.m. to the OSU community and students. It stated that law enforcement presence would be increased for an indefinite period.

A criminal investigation is underway into the threat. Police said initial information indicates it originated outside the Pacific Northwest from an unknown source. It did not mention any specific people or places on campus.

Police are not revealing what the threat said, due to the ongoing investigation.

Officers, troopers and deputies in uniform and plain clothes, along with members of the Corvallis Fire Department, are on campus monitoring activities occurring during "Connect Week," as new students arrive for orientation.

The campus remains open.

If you see anything suspicious or have any information that can assist in the investigation, you're asked to call 541-737-3010.

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