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Evansville police working with UE athletics on potential threats

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Law enforcement officials are still investigating threats, made on Twitter, regarding a University of Evansville athletic event. 

Officials canceled the baseball game scheduled for Tuesday night.

However, athletic events have resumed Wednesday with an afternoon softball game.

School security as well as Evansville Police were on campus. 

Schools officials say the baseball game was cancelled yesterday because the discovered the potential threats so late in the afternoon.

They say they worked with Evansville police, but at the time the potential threats were indescript and officials thought it was best to eliminate the opportunity for the threats to become reality.

Cancelling the event gave law enforcement more time to further investigate.

Athletic Director John Stanley ssaid they are keeping a close eye on campus events.  

"It's a small campus and we have our normal amount of fans that come, so generally speaking we know a lot of the fans and I think it would pretty well stick out about any kind of extraordinary situation that would occur, but we will certainly be focused on our security efforts as a priority on the campus," Stanley said.

Evansville police tell us they are still investigating for two reasons.  

Sgt. Jason Cullum said suspect's threats could have had criminal intent or there could be a mental health issue in play.

Law enforcement officials said this is an inappropriate way to seek help, but ultimately they want to find the suspect and show him or her different mental health resources in the area. 

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