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Omaha, Douglas County authorities investigating threat to Newman Center


The St. John Paul II Newman Center reported a threatening note found on their door to law enforcement Saturday afternoon, near the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Scott Campus. A statement from the Newman Center said the author of the note claims to represent Jane’s Revenge — an abortion rights extremist group that Homeland Security has linked to arson attacks against buildings of ideological opponents.Students for Life (SFL), an anti-abortion group, was meeting at the Newman Center Saturday morning for a political leadership workshop. In a social media post, the group’s president Kristan Hawkins said the SFL team arrived to the threat, directed at the Newman Center’s Rev. Dan Andrews, posted on the door.Hawkins posted a photo of the threatening letter, that read:”Dear Dan Andrews, If our right to abortion in Bellevue is taken away due to the attempt to pass an abortion ban and it gets passed we will shoot up your Newman center with our new AR14 rifles. Sincerely, Jane’s revenge.”UNO Public Safety said they’re working with Omaha police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the, “threat of violence.”The center’s director said the incident has left them undeterred.”This obviously causes us great concern. Our number one priority is the safety of our students… we are thankful for UNO Police’s prompt response and attention to this threat,” the Rev. Dan Andrews said.Authorities said the area will have increased security amid the ongoing investigation.The Catholic student center is also a housing facility for some UNO students, and surrounding college students.Those with information related to the threat are urged to contact UNO Public Safety at 402-554-2648, through e-mail at unopublicsafety@unomaha.edu, or through text by using U-TIP.

The St. John Paul II Newman Center reported a threatening note found on their door to law enforcement Saturday afternoon, near the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Scott Campus.

A statement from the Newman Center said the author of the note claims to represent Jane’s Revenge — an abortion rights extremist group that Homeland Security has linked to arson attacks against buildings of ideological opponents.

Students for Life (SFL), an anti-abortion group, was meeting at the Newman Center Saturday morning for a political leadership workshop.

In a social media post, the group’s president Kristan Hawkins said the SFL team arrived to the threat, directed at the Newman Center’s Rev. Dan Andrews, posted on the door.

Hawkins posted a photo of the threatening letter, that read:

“Dear Dan Andrews,

If our right to abortion in Bellevue is taken away due to the attempt to pass an abortion ban and it gets passed we will shoot up your Newman center with our new AR14 rifles. Sincerely,

Jane’s revenge.”

UNO Public Safety said they’re working with Omaha police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the, “threat of violence.”

The center’s director said the incident has left them undeterred.

“This obviously causes us great concern. Our number one priority is the safety of our students… we are thankful for UNO Police’s prompt response and attention to this threat,” the Rev. Dan Andrews said.

Authorities said the area will have increased security amid the ongoing investigation.

The Catholic student center is also a housing facility for some UNO students, and surrounding college students.

Those with information related to the threat are urged to contact UNO Public Safety at 402-554-2648, through e-mail at unopublicsafety@unomaha.edu, or through text by using U-TIP.