Police investigating threat of violence involving Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. - State police are investigating a threat of violence involving Oregon State University.

"A threat of violence was made on an Internet posting from outside the state," Oregon State posted on Twitter. "There is no reason to believe the threat has basis, but the university and law enforcement are continuing to investigate."

The unconfirmed threat mentioned OSU on a blog, Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police said.

The threat originated outside of the Pacific Northwest, and it didn't mention any specific location on campus or a particular person.

"The contents of the threat are not being released because of the ongoing investigation," police said.

Police became aware of the threat before noon Thursday.

A "timely warning message" was sent out at 3:17 p.m. to the campus community and students to let them know there would be increased law enforcement presence on campus.

Hastings didn't know how long there'll be more police present.

He said there is nothing at this point to indicate campus is not safe. He called the stepped up police presence a precautionary measure while the investigation is ongoing.