FBI Warns Philadelphia Area Colleges of Threat

Philadelphia colleges and universities have been alerted to a threat against a campus in the area on Monday, NBC 10 reports.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued the following statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5.
“No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials. The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. ”