10/17/2015 12:03 EDT | Updated 10/17/2015 12:59 EDT

Man Arrested In London, England In Connection With Wilfrid Laurier University Threats


A 22-year-old man has been arrested in London, England in connection with online threats against Wilfrid Laurier University, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) arrested the man in Tottenham Hale, northern London, United Kingdom "on suspicion of malicious communication," and he remains in custody, police said in a news release Saturday.

Police said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the National Cyber Crime Unit — part of the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency — the FBI and the MPS were all involved in the investigation.

Several media outlets reported someone posted a threat against the university in the online community 4Chan.

The Cord, Laurier's campus newspaper, posted a screencap of the threat on Twitter.

The campus was in lockdown Friday morning until 11:30 a.m., according to Waterloo police.

According to the school's academic calendar, teaching staff and students were on a break for reading week.