The Harvard University Police Department wants to update you regarding the threats that were emailed to Harvard affiliates on Friday, over the course of the weekend, and early this week.
The HUPD’s investigation has revealed sufficient information to support the conclusion that that the emails do not pose a credible threat to the campus at the present time. While we cannot reveal details of an ongoing investigation, we can confirm that the emails did originate from overseas.
Initial findings from HUPD's investigation of the threat emailed last night to hundreds of Harvard affiliates, while not complete, seem to indicate that the email originated overseas. As a result, it appears at this time that the threat may not be credible.
The HUPD is continuing to actively investigate the threatening email sent to some members of the community this afternoon. Detectives are coordinating their investigation with numerous law enforcement agencies following up upon several leads.
At this time it is not clear that this is a credible threat.
The HUPD has significantly increased both its uniformed and plainclothes presence this weekend.
At this time the campus remains open and operations have not been curtailed.
The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes.