UW police respond to ‘bogus’ tip at Veterinary Medicine building

Police believe call was to tax police resources
UW police respond to ‘bogus’ tip at Veterinary Medicine building
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department responded to what officials believe was a fake tip Monday night.

Police responded to a reported fight or possible shooting at the Veterinary Medicine building. Police were on the scene within 90 seconds, however, when they got there, they learned that none of the information from the tip was true.

UWPD has responded to Veterinary Medicine for what we believe to be a “swatting” attempt — a bogus call reporting an emergency situation to tax police resources. We’re working to clear the scene — there is no indication of an actual threat or police emergency on campus.

— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) October 16, 2018

There is no active threat near the building or on campus, but police are patrolling the area.

Police believe this was a “swatting” attempt, which is a bogus call that reports an emergency situation to tax police resources.

There is no threat or police emergency on campus, according to police.

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