The university sent out a school-wide memo advising students to be aware of an increased police presence on campus.
Bristol Police Deputy Chief Steven Contente confirmed that at 9:38 a.m., Bristol Police were notified by Roger Williams University Public Safety officials that “harassing e-mails” had been received at the university’s law school.
Police determined there was a credible threat to the university and they immediately began an attempt to locate the sender.
Aided by Massachusetts law enforcement, the man was located at his Richards Street home in South Dartmouth where, according to a Dartmouth Police dispatcher, a stand-off between police and the man is currently underway.
According to Deputy Chief Contente, the situation is currently under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts police, however the man in question will face charges in Bristol.
“Bristol Police will remain an active presence on Rogers Williams campus until the suspect is confirmed to be in custody,” according to the memo sent out by the university’s public affairs office.