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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

    Nov. 11, 2015

    University Police apprehend suspect after report of threats

    Northwest Missouri State University Police this morning apprehended an individual suspected of making threats on social media overnight.

    The individual is a Northwest student and was apprehended at about 11 a.m. at his residence hall on the campus.

    University Police had received a report that the suspect made threats on Yik Yak, a social media application, to harm others, and police immediately began to investigate. University Police issued an email notice to students and employees at about 8:30 a.m. today, notifying the campus community of the threats and investigation.

    University Police Chief Clarence Green said safety remains Northwest’s top priority and the University is working to ensure the campus remains safe. Anyone with additional information about the threats or others is encouraged to call University Police at 660.562.1254.

    University Police encourages all victims of crime to report the incident so they may receive assistance, counseling, and help with the incident in addition to apprehending suspects and providing accurate crime statistics to the community.

    University Police provides resources with information regarding various safety topics on its website at, as well as on the Crisis Manager app.

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468