Phone, letter threats taken seriously, officials say
Reports of attacks against Islamic students on the UA campus are still unfounded rumors, said Omar Shahin, Imam and director of the Islamic Center of Tucson.
Shahin said that the center has received 10 "minor" threatening phone calls and two letters, but that there have been no substantiated reports of attacks against Muslims on the University of Arizona campus. Still, police said no reports will be taken lightly.
"We take all reports seriously because they are criminal in nature," said Sgt. Marco Balboa of the Tucson Police Department. "We review all cases to see if there is a potential follow up."