Student in crisis prompts Oregon State University evacuation

CORVALLIS — Oregon State University authorities say a student experiencing a crisis prompted the evacuation of one floor of a residence hall.

University officials say Oregon State Patrol troopers responded to campus in Corvallis Tuesday evening involving the welfare of a student and resident of Hawley Hall.

OSU’s vice president for marketing and university relations Steve Clark told the Gazette Times that there were statements made that could be construed as aggressive and threatening so officials weren’t taking anything for granted.

Officials say the student remained in his residence hall room and law enforcement didn’t believe there was a safety risk to the general campus community or the public.

As a precautionary measure, officials say residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall would remain evacuated pending further notice.

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