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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Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]


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