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Statement Regarding Unsubstantiated Threat

On March 23, 2015 at approximately 3pm UMPD received a call stating that the caller had received a text from a third party indicating that a male that she knew had a gun and mentioned president Obama’s niece.


UMPD officers began an immediate investigation into this call and notified the United States Secret Service.  As a precautionary measure, security at tonight’s Maryland vs. Princeton game was increased.  Our investigation reveals at this time that these details that were passed on from this third party are unsubstantiated. 


The game was played tonight without incident.