All-clear given after investigation of potential threat at Abington

October 23, 2019

ABINGTON, Pa. — Out of an abundance of caution, Penn State Abington campus was closed today (Oct. 23) for a period of time as police investigated an anonymous tip of a potential threat submitted to police via an online form. Penn State police and local authorities resolved the situation, provided an all-clear to the community, and campus is reopening at 11:30 am. Classes and activities that start at 2 p.m. or after, will be held as scheduled.

Police have a person of interest in custody. The investigation is ongoing.

Students who have been impacted by this incident can seek support through the campus Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Please contact Karen Gould 215-881-7577 by phone or The CAPS website address is:

Faculty and staff who have been affected, should reach out to our Employee Assistance Program, at 866-799-2728, for help with counseling and other practical concerns.

The safety and well-being of our community is a priority at Penn State, and we will continue to monitor this situation and do all that we can to keep our campus safe.

About Penn State Abington 

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With about 3,700 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 21 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics and more.

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Last Updated October 28, 2019