University Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Social Media Threat

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department has arrested Brandon Hardin, 20, in conjunction with Monday morning’s social media threat.

Hardin, a business major from Carriere, Miss., is being charged with posting a computer threat to cause injury, a felony offense.

Hardin is accused of having made an anonymous post on the social media application, Yik Yak, this morning that threatened members of the University community at Joseph Greene Hall on the Hattiesburg campus Tuesday.

University Police are continuing the investigation following an interview with Hardin, but there has been no corroborating information or evidence to support a threat to campus.

As always, University Police asks the University community remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity that might appear out of the ordinary to UPD at 601.266.4986.

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