Information on threats made against MSU Athletics (Oct. 6, 2017)

Email to MSU community

Dear MSU community member:
 
As you may be aware, the Michigan State University and city of East Lansing police departments are investigating letters making general threats against MSU athletic events. The letters do not provide specific information in regards to the event or manner of the threat. Both police departments are working in conjunction with additional law enforcement agencies to investigate the origin and validity of the letters.
 
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. If you see something, say something; it is always better to be safe.
 
As always, in the case of any emergency, MSU Police will use the MSU Alert system to notify students, staff and faculty of any threat and the appropriate action to take. Please visit alert.msu.edu to make sure your information is updated.

 

Press release from MSU, East Lansing police

East Lansing, MSU Police Receive Threats against MSU Athletic Events

October 6, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing and Michigan State University police department have received a letter making general threats against Michigan State University athletic events. The letter does not provide specific information in regards to the event or manner of the threat.

Both police departments are working in conjunction with additional law enforcement agencies to investigate the origin and validity of these statements. The case remains an open and active investigation.

Citizens and members of the campus community are urged to remain vigilant of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.

 

Statement from Athletic Director Mark Hollis

“The safety and well-being of everyone who attends Michigan State athletic events, including fans, student-athletes, coaches and workers, always has been and always will be our first priority. While these threats are general in nature, it’s important to be cautious in every situation.

"As the police said, we urge everyone to remain aware of their surroundings at all times, and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately. I have great confidence in the MSU Police Department and we will continue to work closely with them and other law enforcement agencies in their investigations."