FBI probing mass shooting threat at Beaver Stadium

Penn State police and the FBI are investigating a threat about a mass shooting at Beaver Stadium that was posted to Twitter on Wednesday night, according to The Daily Collegian. - AP Photo | Gene J. Puskar

STATE COLLEGE — A disturbing tweet sent Wednesday night that warned of a mass shooting to kill “thousands of fans in beaver stadium” is being investigated by Penn State police and the FBI, according to a published report.

The Daily Collegian says the account where the threatening message originated has since been deleted.

Here’s what the entire tweet said from a Twitter user with the handle @DanielTheDuck8:

“I have decided that I’m going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world, killing thousands of fans in beaver stadium during one of the games next year.”

The tweet comes with a time stamp of 10:52 p.m. Aug. 8.

Penn State posted a statement on its Facebook page in response to the tweet.

“University Police, along with the FBI, is investigating a potential threat on social media and is working to determine its credibility. There is no immediate danger to the Penn State community.”

Penn State’s football team opens the 2018 season at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 1 against Appalachian State.

There is no word on any special security measures in light of the recent threat.

Penn State police and the FBI are investigating a threat about a mass shooting at Beaver Stadium that was posted to Twitter on Wednesday night, according to The Daily Collegian.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_PennState-Stadium.jpgPenn State police and the FBI are investigating a threat about a mass shooting at Beaver Stadium that was posted to Twitter on Wednesday night, according to The Daily Collegian. AP Photo | Gene J. Puskar