A threatening letter was found near the body of suspected Michigan State University gunman Anthony McRae, 43.
New Jersey authorities believe the gunman who killed three people and injured five others on Monday may have planned additional attacks.
The Ewing Police Department said they were contacted by New Jersey State Police Tuesday about McRae’s ties to their community.
The department was also informed that a note threatening two public schools in the Ewing area was found in McRae’s pocket.
“There have been reports of a note being found on the suspect while locating him,” MSU police said in a tweet.
“We can confirm that there was indeed a note that is currently being investigated by law enforcement.”
Public schools in Ewing were closed for the day “out of precaution”, Ewing Police said in a statement.
“Officials from Ewing and surrounding agencies were stationed at every public school, as well as other schools in the community. Upon further investigation, the incident was determined to be limited to Michigan.”
McRae was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound by Michigan authorities late Monday night.
Authorities are yet to determine a motive for the shooting, but revealed McRae had no connection with the school, which is located in the neighboring town of East Lansing.
Police claim McRae was found thanks to community efforts.
Because of our quick release of the photo from the campus security cameras and the help of our community, it was a caller’s lead that led law enforcement to this suspect in the city of Lansing,” said Chris Rozman, deputy interim chief of the MSU Division of Police and Public Security.
Authorities said they found at least one weapon used in the attack.
Heartbreaking details have emerged about the three victims who lost their lives in the shooting.
All three were students attending MSU, officials said.
The shooting alleged the lies of Arielle Diamond Anderson, 19, Brian Fraser and Alexandria Verner, both 20.
On the night of the shooting, Diamond’s family asked for help locating her, having not heard from her since the shooting was reported.
Diamond’s aunt and Flavor of Love reality star Deelishis implored her Instagram followers: “My beautiful niece @ariellediamond_ is a student at MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.
“She was in her classroom in the same building as the active shooter and we have not heard from her.
“If you know her whereabouts please contact me … in the meantime my family and I ask for your prayers.”
Fraser was a sophomore at MSU while Verner was a junior, police said.
Fraser was chapter president of the college’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
The “heartbroken” fraternity paid tribute to him via Instagram, saying: “Brian was our leader and we loved him.
“He cared deeply about his brothers Phi Delt, his family, Michigan State University and Phi Delta Theta.
“We will miss Brian greatly and deeply mourn his passing as our chapter supports one another at this difficult time.”
Verner’s death was confirmed in a statement from the Clawson Public Schools.
“She was a great student, athlete, leader and exemplary kindness every day of her life!” Clawson’s Superintendent emailed students, faculty and parents.
“Her parents, Ted and Nancy, as well as sister Charlotte and brother TJ, are all in mourning but certainly already feel the uplifting support of this amazing community.
“If you knew her, you loved her and we will forever remember the lasting impact she had on all of us.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7394203/msu-shooter-note-found-anthony-mcrae-ewing-police/ MSU “gunman” Anthony McRae’s disturbing note was found next to his body as heartbreaking details about the victims came to light