Detectives Trace LMU Email Threat Back To Off-Campus Apartment

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday narrowed down their search for a suspect in the mass murder threat at Loyola Marymount.

And as KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports, there are clues suggesting the threat was made by someone associated with the school.

An LAPD detective says they’ve traced an email threat against the university back to an apartment complex not far from the LMU campus.

Detective Kim Reeman is with LAPD’s Pacific Division says the email to the university used the specific term “P-Safe” instead of public safety, referring to the campus police department.

The email, which prompted a lockout at LMU on St. Patrick’s Day, threatened a massacre similar to the one committed by student Sung Hi Cho at Virginia Tech in 2007.

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