EAST LANSING – Police said Friday they are investigating unspecified threats made against sporting events at Michigan State University.
East Lansing police Lt. Chad Connelly said the threats were received by East Lansing police and an MSU employee.
Federal agencies are involved in the investigation, he said.
No other details are being released by police at this time, Connelly said.
No university events have been canceled as a result of the threats, an MSU spokesman said in an email.
“The safety and well-being of everyone who attends Michigan State athletic events, including fans, student-athletes, coaches and workers, always has been and always will be our first priority,” MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis said in a statement Friday afternoon. “While these threats are general in nature, it’s important to be cautious in every situation.
“As the police said, we urge everyone to remain aware of their surroundings at all times, and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately. I have great confidence in the MSU Police Department and we will continue to work closely with them and other law enforcement agencies in their investigations.”
In a separate statement, MSU officials said they are taking “all appropriate safety measures.”
“In case of an emergency, MSU police will use the MSU Alert system to notify students, staff and faculty of any threat and the appropriate action to take,” the release said. “Please visit http://alert.msu.edu to make sure your information is updated.”
The MSU football team is scheduled to play the University of Michigan on Saturday night in Ann Arbor. U-of-M officials are aware of the information disclosed by police about the threats, spokeswoman Diane Brown said in an email.
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