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Suspect Arrested in Online Threat Case

OnlineCORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon State Police report a juvenile male has been taken into custody in connection to an online threat made toward the Oregon State University campus.

Police say on Thursday, Oregon State Police (OSP) say their University Area Command at Oregon State University became aware of the threat directed at the campus on an Internet blog site. As a precautionary measure, OSP says the OSU community and students were alerted of the threat, and law enforcement presence on campus was increased.

OSP reports that the initial investigation indicated the online threat originated outside of the northwest, but investigative leads brought the focus back into Oregon. On Friday, OSP reports that detectives took the 16-year old male into custody for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree after follow up investigation identified him as a person of interest.

The juvenile suspect’s name and residence, and the content of the threat, are not being released at this time. OSP says he is an Oregon resident who does not live in the Corvallis area. OSP says is no known further potential threat.