Waterloo Campus of WLU in Lockdown as Police investigate internet threat

For Immediate Release:   October 16, 2015
 
Waterloo Region, ON – Waterloo Regional Police General Detectives and Wilfrid Laurier University Police are working together to ensure the safety of students and faculty as an internet threat was received by the University.
The Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will be closed for the day as investigators determine the validity of the threat and its origin. Police are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the RCMP. 
“For precautionary measures, the campus will be closed to ensure the safety and security of staff, faculty, students and the community”, said Kevin Crowley, Communications and Public Affairs Director of WLU.
The school is considered in “lockdown” and an increase in police presence will be noticeable. Access to various areas surrounding the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will be prohibited. Wilfrid Laurier University and the Waterloo Regional Police Service ask for your patience and understanding as your safety is our paramount concern. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 6399.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Kevin Crowley, Communications and Public Affairs Director - WLU
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070 
 
Staff Sergeant Michael Haffner, Executive Officer 
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8713 | Michael.Haffner@wrps.on.ca
 

Translate

This translation feature provides a general interpretation of the web page content, but does not represent an exact translation. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is not liable for the accuracy of any translation as all text is automatically translated without manual verification for correctness. Should any translation result in offensive or inappropriate language, please notify us directly. The re-publication of any offensive or inappropriate language is strictly prohibited.

Latest News

Jul 12, 2017
Waterloo Region, Ontario – On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, officials with the United States Secret Service arrested Ager Hasan, 24, who is charged with...
Jul 12, 2017
Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service will hold a press conference on July 12, 2017 to update media on the investigation...
Jun 29, 2017
Waterloo Regional Police Service partner with Public Health and School Boards and offer Important Information for Families Regarding Opioid-Related...
Call us

Non Emergencies:

Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

(519) 653-7700

Other Areas

(519) 570-3000

Automated Attendant

(519) 650 8500



911 for Emergencies Only



What is an emergency? Calling 911 in other languages
Twitter

Latest Tweets

  • 1 day 10 hours ago
    City of Kitchener announcing Weber St EB lane closed between Water St and College St
  • 2 days 9 hours ago
    We heard it was the best #lemonade in town so we had to test it out. We can say, without a doubt, the rumours are t… https://t.co/LVSKInJGfV
  • 2 days 12 hours ago
    2 men in beige van approached teenage girl at Woodland Cemetery Thurs. at 5 p.m. She fled uninjured. Call police or with info
Cheif's Desk

Office of the Chief


View Chief Matt Torigian's page