At about 12:26 p.m. today, Monday, December 12, 2011, many people throughout the state of New Jersey received a text message on their cell phones stating that there is a “Civil Emergency in this area until 1:24 PM EST Take Shelter Now U.S. Govern”. A check by the Monmouth University Police Department along with federal, state and other local authorities has not been able to verify this message or its origin. At this time, there is no evidence that an emergency exists.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update as information becomes available.
Chief William P. McElrathMonmouth University Police Department400 Cedar Ave.West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764732-571-4444