Police investigate threats against MSU athletic events

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —  Authorities say they are investigating general threats made against sporting events at Michigan State University.

The East Lansing and university police departments issued a joint statement Friday saying they have received letters making the threats. It says the letters don’t provide specific information about any events or the manner of the threat.

It urges the public and members of the campus community “to remain vigilant of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.”

East Lansing police Lt. Chad Connelly says federal agencies are involved in the investigation.

MSU issued a statement Friday about the threats, saying in part:

MSU is taking all of the appropriate security measures. Regardless of the threat credibility, it is important for members of the MSU community to always remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings.

In the event of an emergency, campus police will use the MSU Alert system to notify students, staff and faculty.

The Lansing State Journal reports that no athletic events have been cancelled because of the threats.


The Associated Press contributed to this report


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