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UT Tyler investigating campus threat, seeking public assistance

TYLER, October 18,. 2013--University Police, with assistance from other agencies, are investigating calls received yesterday. The calls seemed to indicate the possibility of armed violence toward an unnamed individual or individuals.

Increased security from additional police officers is in place and will remain in place throughout the weekend or until this situation has been resolved. Cooperating police departments include UT Tyler, UT Health Northeast, UT System and City of Tyler.

Police are seeking assistance in determining the whereabouts of the individual pictured. Police believe this person may have information that would be valuable to this investigation.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 903.566.7300.

The campus community should remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to University Police at extension 903.566.7300

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