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Missouri University Police Detain Two Suspects Over Shooting Threats

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The University of Missouri Police Department (MUPD) said it detained two suspects in connection with online threats to shoot "every black person" on campus.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, anonymous threats of violence were posted on Yik Yak social media, promising to shoot African-American students on campus of the university.

"University of Missouri Police (MUPD) have apprehended the suspect who posted threats to campus on YikYak and other social media. The suspect is in MUPD custody and was not located on or near the MU campus at the time of the threat," the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Another suspect, identified as Connor Stottlemyre, was arrested later in the day, but has not yet been charged, according to the Northwest Missouri State University Police.

The online threats emerged following the University of Missouri president's Monday resignation for a perceived failure to respond to complaints about institutionalized racism at the school.

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