Orange County

UNC police make arrest in 'threat to campus safety' received online

UNC-Chapel Hill police charged an 18-year-old student with making a false bomb threat on social media Thursday that sparked a daylong investigation into “threats to campus safety.”

Daniel Berkman Fischbeck of Charlotte was arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with one felony count of making a false bomb threat, according to an arrest report.

Police have said all day on the campus alert webpage that there was no threat to campus at this time.

The announcement gives no indication whether the threats were against the university as an institution or an individual or group.

Colleges are required by federal law to disseminate what are referred to as “timely warnings” of threats or criminal incidents on their campuses.