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Person arrested in UNC investigation of social media threats

Posted November 20, 2014

— University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police arrested a UNC student on Thursday for threats to campus safety that were made overnight on social media.

Daniel Berkman Fischbeck, 18, of 3220 Planters Ridge Road in Charlotte, is charged with making a false bomb report to a public building.

Police said there is no credible threat to campus, and students and faculty have been advised to continue their normal routines.

Authorities have not released any details about the nature of the social media threats.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity on campus should call 911. Anyone with information about the threats should call the UNC Department of Public Safety at 919-962-8100.


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  • Keith Bonham Nov 20, 2014
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    "Be on the lookout for falling banners..."

  • packfan1752 Nov 20, 2014

    Are the threats regarding going to class?

  • babylaceycarpenter Nov 20, 2014

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    That could very well be the answer.

  • Thought Criminal WS Nov 20, 2014

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    If the threats were made towards people of color it would be national news by now. The bigots are the leftists who are only tolerant of those who share thier beleifs. Get your head right.

  • babylaceycarpenter Nov 20, 2014

    If threats were made overnight, how can there be no current threats? Less than 10 hours ago is pretty current.

  • Obama-in-2016 Nov 20, 2014

    Thank you for the very detailed story.