University of Missouri police hold suspect in online threats

Nov 11, 2015 8:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - University of Missouri Police say the department has arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty.

A post early Wednesday on the university's emergency alert website says the suspect is in university police custody and was not on or near the university campus when the threats were made. A dispatcher at the university's police department says more information will be released later Wednesday.

The online posts discovered on YikYak and other social media Tuesday threatened to "shoot every black person I see."

Campus police Capt. Brian Weimer says additional officers are posted on campus to ensure security.

The threats follow the resignations Monday of the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor after student protests over the university's handling of complaints about racism.


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