UC Irvine's proposed ban on U.S. flag prompts threat of violence

IRVINE, Calif. -- A threat of violence prompted the University of California, Irvine to cancel a Tuesday meeting that was set to discuss a ban on flags - including the U.S. flag - in student government offices.

Campus officials on Tuesday received "a viable threat of violence associated with the recent controversy," and while the threat wasn't specific it was being taken seriously and campus police had increased security and were asking students to report suspicious activities, according to a UC Irvine statement.