Carnegie Mellon U. Investigates Threat Against Its President

The U.S. Postal Inspector’s office in Pittsburgh is assisting in an investigation of a threat against Carnegie Mellon’s president, Jared L. Cohon. The agency deals with crimes committed through the mail. Carnegie Mellon’s police department alerted the authorities to the threat in early December, prompting a round-the-clock police presence near Mr. Cohon’s university-owned home.

Neighbors said uniformed police officers in marked university and city police cars are parked constantly in front of the estate. Donaldson said city police did not assign anyone to sit outside the home, but a Pittsburgh police car was there early Thursday.

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