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Massacre threat forces Swedish university to shut door

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Stockholm, Jan 25: A university in Sweden has decided to remain closed on Monday after an anonymous massacre threat, media reported.

The authorities in university decide to close the Örebro University after it received the massacre threat on the app Jodel.

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"We cannot jeopardise the safety of our students, staff and visitors. Therefore we have decided, in consultation with the police, to close the university on Monday 25 January. This applies to all our three campuses, Campus Örebro, Örebro University Medical Campus and Campus Grythyttan," said a statement issued by the university.

Jodel is a German-made application for mobile phones that enables students on the same campus to contact each other anonymously and is popular among Swedish universities.

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According to media reports, the university has lodged a complaint and police have stepped up their presence in the campus area, the agency said.

The university has 17,000 students and 1,200 employees.

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