Community Advisory - Email Threats - UPDATE #3

October 8, 2014

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. 


The Harvard University Police Department will continue to work with the FBI to take whatever actions it can to resolve the situation.  We will provide further updates when there are significant developments in the investigation, and thank you for your patience as the investigation has proceeded.


For questions about this advisory, please contact the Harvard University Police Department's Public Information Officer, Steven G. Catalano, at 617-495-9225 or by email at


Disseminated at 10:50 AM on October 8, 2014.