ORONO — The University of Maine Police Department announced Monday there is no active threat to the community after a man made an alleged social media threat.
According to a social media post issued Saturday night by Margaret Nagle, a university spokesperson, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies conducted an investigation Saturday night after social media threats came to light.
The police said the threats were made by 20-year-old Afshin Zarechian of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Nagle said the campus was not in lockdown, but there was an extra police presence in the area out of an abundance of caution.
The UMaine baseball doubleheader games against the University of Hartford were canceled Sunday afternoon due to the investigation, but Nagle said classes were scheduled for Monday.
Nagel says Zarechian is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds with brown hair and eyes and a dark complexion.
He was last seen driving an old, green BMW with a New Hampshire license plate that reads RICCH.
Nagel said they have no indications that Zarechian is in the area, but the university is taking precautions in case he arrives.
The university is encouraging everyone to be aware of their surroundings and to call 207-581-4040 if anyone sees him or his car.