Update on safety at Temple

To the Temple University community:

In light of recent events, I wanted to send you some updates on safety at Temple.

On Saturday, Patrick J. Buhler, 29, was arrested in Bucks County after he was reported last week to be purchasing ammunition and making comments about security at Temple. Police in the area investigated, and Buhler has been charged with terroristic threats and harassment.

He remains in police custody on a $100,000 bond.

Temple was immediately made aware of the situation, and we remain in contact with local and federal officials regarding the matter. Temple Police will continue to closely monitor this situation.

Temple Police are on constant alert for any situation that might affect the safety of our students, employees and neighbors. The university works with experts to evaluate potential threats and take appropriate action when these threats are credible.

Should you need to take immediate action to ensure your own safety, we will communicate with you through TU Alerts. These alerts are sent via text and email, and are also tweeted on Temple’s main Twitter feed, @TempleUniv, so the Temple community can stay informed. 

Please help us by being part of the effort to ensure safety on campus. If you see or hear something suspicious, contact Temple Police right away by calling 215-204-1234, or local authorities at 911.

Your safety, and the safety of everyone in the Temple University community, is our highest priority.

Richard M. Englert