Online Threats at Carleton University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 21, 2018  10:53am

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a series of online threats made against Carleton University this weekend.

The initial investigation revealed that the threats are not credible and that there is no known risk to public safety.  It is safe to attend the campus and it remains open.  Many buildings are closed (today) due to the statutory holiday.

The Campus Safety Services is aware of the current threats. They have been working with due diligence and are cooperating with the Ottawa Police Service investigative services.

Every member of the public is asked to be aware of their surroundings and to notify police if they hear or see anything suspicious.

The investigation is on-going and now involves Intelligence Agencies.  Due to the borderless nature of social media, some international partners have been notified and are assisting.

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CONTACT:

Sgt Steven Desjourdy
Central General Investigations
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5166

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