“We believe the threat is over,” says Cornell police chief

After investigating “unsubstantiated threats made against the University by an unknown individual,” Cornell University police chief Kathy Zoner says “We have had no reported incidents related to those threats and believe that the threat is over.”

Cornell University Police“The threats are non-specific regarding location or motive,” Zoner said in an e-mail on Monday, “but there is a clear reference to causing harm.”

In an update to the campus community on Wednesday, Zoner said, “As always, I encourage you to maintain your increased vigilance as we, the Cornell Police, continue to investigate with our local and federal partners.”

Chief Zoner says “an increased police presence on the Ithaca campus will remain in effect until at least after Slope Day on Thursday to maximize the safety of that event.” Cornell’s annual Slope Day celebrates the end of classes with a concert on Libe Slope between Cornell’s academic buildings and West Campus. This year, Walk the Moon and Cash Cash are the featured performers, with R. City opening the show at noon.

Monday’s e-mail encouraged community members to call Cornell at 607-255-0101 “to be routed to the appropriate personnel” if they had questions or concerns about the situation.

“You can help us by staying alert to your surroundings and reporting any suspicious item or activity by calling 607-255-1111 or 911 if it is an emergency,” the chief added in today’s update.

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