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Police make arrest after online threats made against University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO (KFVS) -

The University of Missouri Police Department reports a suspect is in custody after threats were made against the campus.

The identity of the suspect has not been released yet.

Police say the person was not located on or near the MU campus at the time of the threat.

On Tuesday evening, police said it was aware of social media threats and was increasing security.

The threats were made on YikYak and other social media platforms.

One user posted, "I'm going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see."

The university released the following statement:

University of Missouri Police have apprehended the suspect who posted threats to campus on YikYak and other social media. The suspect is in MUPD custody and was not located on or near the MU campus at the time of the threat. We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. MU is operating on a regular schedule. Please check here for official information. Safety is the university’s top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

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