Updated July 14, 2:38 p.m.
Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputies and federal law enforcement officers made an arrest in the case on July 13.
According to the Oxford Police Department, the threats originated in Lauderdale County.
WTVA is working to get more information from the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, which is in Meridian.
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OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Oxford Police Department is investigating a series of threatening messages shared on the social media platform Snapchat.
Police were notified about the messages Sunday.
In a news release issued Monday morning, police did not say who the messages were directed at. Police also did not provide further details about the messages.
“We contacted the University Police Department, federal law enforcement partners and Snapchat to assist on the case,” the news release reads. “At this time, we have not located a student at the University of Mississippi with the screen name associated with the messages and there are no residents by that name at the apartment complex that was listed in the messages.”
Police did not provide the address of the apartment complex.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 662-232-2400 or send an email to email@example.com. Tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 662-234- 8744.