Oregon State University

Ongoing investigation update

The ongoing investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives, with the assistance of Corvallis Police Department and FBI, led investigators Friday to take into custody a juvenile male in connection to a threat directed Thursday at the Oregon State University campus on an Internet blog site.

On September 27, 2013, detectives took the 16-year old male into custody after follow up investigation identified him as a person of interest. The juvenile suspect’s name and residence, and the content of the threat, are not being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation. He is an Oregon resident who does not live in the Corvallis area.

The initial investigation indicated the online threat originated outside of the northwest, but investigative leads brought the focus back into Oregon. There is no known further potential threat.

Prior to 12 noon, September 26, Oregon State Police (OSP) University Area Command at Oregon State University became aware of the threat directed at the campus on an Internet blog site. As a precautionary measure, a timely warning message and an emergency alert was provided to the OSU community and students. As a precautionary measure, law enforcement presence was increased.

OSP and OSU thank students, staff and campus visitors for their concern and commitment to campus safety.


Emergency Number: 541-737-7000

Non-Emergency Number: 541-737-3010

Updated Information: 541-737-8000