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BJL protest targeted in bomb and firearm threat

A bomb and firearm threat on campus on Thursday night made reference to the ongoing Black Justice League protest, according to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua.

The Department of Public Safety sent a campus safety alert via email to members of the University community on Thursday at around 9 p.m, calling the threat non-specific.

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“The term is used by law enforcement agencies in cases where the details in whatever the threat is are not very specific,” Mbugua said.

He declined to provide further information about the nature of the threat.

Mbugua said the original threat was sent by email to an administrator, who then notified DPS. Mbugua noted that he could not specify the office or name of the administrator, nor the exact time of the incident.

To ensure safety, DPS has increased patrols on campus and is collaborating with other law enforcement agencies, according to the email.

“It is an ongoing investigation, and we cannot predict when or how it will be concluded,” Mbugua said.

Princeton High School, John Witherspoon Middle School and Riverside Elementary School received bomb threats in September. In each case, police investigations uncovered no evidence of explosive devices.

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Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify University spokesperson Martin Mbugua's quote about non-specific threats.

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