Updated on November 11 at 10:05 a.m. ET
University of Missouri police have arrested a person in connection with threats posed on social media that resulted in the cancellation of some campus events. The arrest comes two days after the university’s president resigned following protests over school administrators’ response to reports of racism on campus.
“University of Missouri Police have apprehended the suspect who posted threats to campus on YikYak and other social media,” the police department said in a statement Wednesday. “The suspect is in MUPD custody and was not located on or near the MU campus at the time of the threat.”
A subsequent news release identified the suspect as Hunter M. Park. He was arrested in Rolla, about 90 miles southeast of Columbia, the department said. Rolla is where the Missouri University of Science and Technology, part of the University of Missouri system, is located.
Following the threats Tuesday, the MU Legion of Black Collegians tweeted:
There will be NO SENATE TOMORROW. Stay home, Stay safe. ✊🏾❤️— LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 11, 2015
The Missourian reported the university’s Army ROTC “sent an email telling its students to dress in civilian clothes. … The ROTC canceled its Wednesday morning physical training session.” The newspaper added:
On Tuesday morning, a threat was called in during a meeting between members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus and student activists at a closed meeting at MU's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Weimer confirmed the incident, according to previous Missourian reporting.
But MU Alert, the campus-wide emergency-alert website, tweeted late Tuesday: