Police Block Off Portion Of Beaver Avenue Due To Bomb, Gun Threats
Update 4:04 a.m.: A Penn State alert at 3:47 a.m. confirmed the “all clear” on the incident and said the 100 block of E. Beaver Ave. and the 200 block of S. Allen St. are re-opened to traffic as usual.
Original Story: Police blocked off Beaver Avenue from Fraser to Allen Street late Tuesday night after receiving threats from an unidentified male. Officers on the scene said they received “vague threats” surrounding Schlow Library and constructed a perimeter for precautionary measures.
Captain Matthew Wilson later said a male called and made several threats, including that he set up bombs in Schlow Library. He called SCPD again and threatened officers, saying he could see them responding and threatened to shoot. Police can’t confirm validity but are preparing to investigate. Cpt. Wilson expects Beaver Ave to remain blocked off into the early morning as officers thoroughly investigate the library and surrounding area.
A text alert at 1:03 a.m. notified students that police were investigating “suspicious activity” and to avoid the blocked off areas. We will keep you updated as more information surfaces.
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