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MU Police Apprehend, Name Social Media Suspect

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University of Missouri Police say they have arrested a person suspected of making threats against campus on social media site YikYak.

A police department press release identifies the person arrested for making 'a terroristic threat' as Hunter M. Park. The Associated Press identifies Park as a 19-year-old student at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

Park was arrested at arout 2 A.M. Wednesday by University Police in Rolla, and was taken to Columbia where he is jailed on $4,500 bond.

 

Another threat was called into the Black Culture Center while the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus met with students and outgoing MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. There is no information on who was involved with those threats.

 

Despite the University announcing that it will be operating on a regular schedule, many professors opted to cancel classes for the day.

 

Early this morning, some businesses near campus, including Campus Bar and Grill, posted notices in their windows that they would not be opening for business today.

Editors note: This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.