Safety Measures Continue in Response to OSU Threats
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:57 AM EDT
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University Police Division said late Monday that "the most immediate window of concern" about an online threat to campus cafeterias and other unspecified locations has passed
The threat of a shooting or explosive device was discovered in an Internet chat room, police reported Sunday night. It was the second such threat in less than a week.
Ohio State Deputy Police Chief Richard Morman said it's unclear if the threats are related.
In response to the threat, city, state, and federal agencies provided increased security on campus during the lunch hour on Monday. Morman said the department will maintain an increased presence through the evening and into Tuesday.
The campus community is asked to report any suspicious activity.
Reporter: Dana Jay
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