University of Tasmania issue security alert following threat

The University of Tasmania has issued a security alert after a threat was made towards the safety of its staff and students.

The security alert comes just a day after the University of New South Wales received a similar threat.

“Late last night the University of Tasmania was made aware of a threat to the safety of students and staff and is working with Tasmania Police,” the university said in a statement posted to Facebook.


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“Police have been notified, and investigations are ongoing.”

The university remains open, however there is increased security on campus.

It is believed the threat came from an anonymous post made to 4Chan at 8pm last night, which has since been taken down.

“Don’t go to Tas Uni,” the post read.

“Im going to turn off my internet and leave so the cops dont get me.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

UPDATE – GENERAL SECURITY ALERTYesterday the University of Tasmania was made aware of a threat to the safety of…

Posted by University of Tasmania on Monday, October 12, 2015

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