Update, 3:50 p.m.: UC Berkeley Police located a person affiliated with UC Berkeley who made “serious and credible threats” against others at the university, a campus spokesperson said.
Police heard about the threat at about 7:30 a.m., and the campus went into lockdown at 9:30 a.m. The lockdown was lifted around 1:30 p.m. after police located the individual connected with the threats at about 2 p.m.
A mixed bag this morning as we assess the wind damage from last night and get both panicked and gleeful messages from local readers in far-off climes like Berkeley and Lake Tahoe.
The Lake Tahoe folk are happy, with half a foot of new snow to play in and more on the way, but students at UC Berkeley are not so happy after the college announced all campus services including libraries, dining halls, and parking garages, closed until further notice in the face of a “credible” threat to individuals.
To be clear: no one is throwing shots – everyone’s worst nightmare, we know. But apparently someone police deemed capable of doing harm said some things and directed their threats at people on campus, soooo…
Not a good way to start the morning, unless you’re a skier.
UC Berkeley is warning students to shelter in place if they are on campus and to stay away from the area if they are not. Other schools in the area are reportedly under “soft lockdown.”