UC Berkeley locked down due to campus-wide threat

UC Berkeley was placed on lockdown due to a campus-wide threat, according to university officials. All students and employees were being advised to avoid the area while authorities investigated the matter. Campus police had not determined the credibility of the threat as of press time.
According to campus police, UC Berkeley has issued a shelter-in-place order amid a credible threat.
The UC Police tweeted at 9:30 a.m., “Please move inside and away from doors and windows.” There was police activity on campus.
There has been an emergency near campus, according to the alert. Students should avoid the area.
Police tweeted about 10:20 a.m. that they were not looking for an active shooter but were interested in finding a person who may wish to harm specific individuals.
The campus police spokesman could not be reached for comment.
According to an email sent to top university officials and shared on social media, the issue may stem from a student “who has been placed on interim suspension for threatening behavior.” At the time of the email, it was unclear whether the student was armed or on campus.
It was not immediately possible to verify the information in the email, but a campus employee sent it, according to a spokesman for the university.
Campus security has canceled all in-person classes for the remainder of the day, including parking garages, libraries, and restaurants.
There was a lot of information shared on the Reddit website about possible places to go, such as Stiles Hall. Users speculated that the suspect may be a student who has been suspended temporarily.
We are following this story as it develops. We will keep you updated.

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