Police Respond to Threat at Trinity College in Hartford

Access has been restricted to campus buildings.

Police responded to Trinity College at 300 Summit Street in Hartford and access was restricted to campus building after an alumna threatened the school Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the college.

Hartford police spokesman Deputy Chief Brian Foley said the college contacted Hartford police Thursday afternoon and requested that officers be sent to the campus as a precaution.

According to a college spokesperson, an alumna from the class of 1984 "threatened to come onto campus today and cause some kind of disruption that would be newsworthy."

Foley said no imminent threat was reported. Trinity College officials sent out an email update around 7 p.m. saying "there is no immediate or specific threat to the campus at this time."

"I don't even want to say threat," Foley clarified. "Very nonspecific statements that certainly could be construed as a threat. It's our due diligence to investigate."

Building access was restricted "out of an abundance of caution" but all campus activities continued as scheduled, college officials said.

A maintenance worker at the college said buildings that are normally unlocked were locked and required students and faculty members to use their college identifications to get in.

School officials described the suspect as a 53-year-old woman standing 5 feet 3 inches tall with graying brown hair and said "she may look quite unkempt."

She was believed to be driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon with Connecticut plates 814-TZX.

"We do not believe her to be violent, or a danger to anyone, but seek your help in notifying Campus Safety immediately if you think you see her," school officials wrote in a campus-wide alert Thursday. "Please do not approach her yourself."

Trinity officials said the investigation into the incident "raised concerns about the alumna's well-being" and that authoriites are continuing to monitor the situation.

Police are working with campus safety to search for the suspect and investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call Trinity Campus Safety at 860-297-2222.

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