(Georgetown, Del) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have alerted universities in the region that an unspecified threat of violence has been made online against "a university near Philadelphia," stating that an action could take place at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5.

While no specific threat has been made to Delaware Institutions, Delaware Technical and Community College sent a computer alert to students Sunday night October 4, 2015.

At the University of Delaware, UD Police say they are acting out of an abundance of caution and are taking this matter seriously. UD Police are monitoring the situation closely, and police patrols will be increased at UD on Monday.