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Authorities investigate possible threat of violence at large gathering in Murray, KY

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MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

Officers with the Murray Police Department received information of a possible threat of violence that may occur at a large gathering in Murray, Kentucky.

The department received the report on Saturday, August 13. The gathering in question usually occurs on the first weekend MSU students return. The gathering has attracted a large number of people in the past to a small area just off Bailey Road. This area is commonly called the Cambridge 2 subdivision, which is a multi-family residential area off campus.

After officials with the Murray Police Department received this information, they met with Murray State Public Safety and made them aware of the threats. Murray State Public Safety stated they were currently aware of the threats from other sources. Murray Police Department personnel have looked into the information and its reliability

The source of the information appears to have developed from social media. The Murray Police Department, at this time, has been unable to substantiate the validity of the information regarding the threat of violence, but continues to investigate and vet the information. However, the Murray Police Department considers all threats of this nature very serious and wishes to make sure those who may attend the party are fully aware of the threat of violence, specifically naming the Cambridge 2 area block party

Area law enforcement agencies have also been made aware of this information. The Murray Police has allocated additional personnel over the weekend for this event and other events in the area as a precaution. These additional officers will be enforcing state laws and local ordinances regarding gatherings, nuisances and alcohol related violations. The Murray Police Department would like urge everyone to always be aware of your surroundings and avoid this gathering in the Cambridge 2 area.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or these threats is asked to please contact the Murray Police Department 270-753-1621 or your local law enforcement agency.

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