4-8-2013

Contact: Deputy Police Chief Richard Morman , (614) 292-2121

Public safety update on campus security

University moves past window of concern

The Ohio State University Police Division issued a public safety notice Sunday night (4/7) after being informed of the potential threat of a shooting or explosive violence focused on a ‘cafeteria’ or other unspecified area of campus today (4/8) on The Ohio State University Columbus campus.

Following is an update from Ohio State Deputy Police Chief Richard Morman:

“The most immediate window of concern has passed, but we will maintain an increased security presence and heightened awareness to ensure the safety of the campus community.

“It is not known if this threat is related to last week’s incident. We are taking this threat seriously and will continue to aggressively investigate.

“As always, the safety of our students, staff, faculty, patients and university guests is of the utmost importance. Extra police and enhanced security measures have been established throughout campus, including dining facilities. We have the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

“We continue to believe that it is important to notify the university community of potential safety threats in order both to raise awareness and to remind everyone to report any suspicious persons, behavior or packages today or in the future.

“We again take this opportunity to request everyone: If you “See Something, Say Something” — dial 9-1-1 in an emergency or 292-2121 to reach the OSU Police Division’s non-emergency line.”
Updates will be posted as necessary on: http://emergency.osu.edu.