University Police investigating reported bomb threats; believed to be hoax

December 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State University Police, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is investigating a message received by individuals in multiple locations on campus and across the state. At this time, police say the threat appears to be part of a national hoax, however, an investigation is ongoing.

Individuals in the following buildings on campus received the message, which was sent by email: Rider Building; the University Park Airport; Tyson Building; Johnston/Findlay Commons in East Halls; the Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, Henning Building, Redifer Commons and the Greenburg Complex.

There will be a police presence in these locations until further notice. According to police there is not a need to evacuate at this time, and campus remains open and classes are continuing as scheduled. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Penn State Police at 814-863-1111.

Last Updated December 13, 2018