Morris Plains NJ police apprehended a man accused of threatening a college located in Washington State.
The suspect is a 53-year-old man who lives in Morris Plains in Morris County, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect was angered by allegations that Evergreen State College in Washington was stifling free speech and engaging in racist practices. The suspect allegedly acted out on his anger by threatening the school.
College officials contacted police about the reported threats and shut down the school while authorities investigated.
Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office worked with Washington police detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents and eventually deteremined that the Morris Plains NJ man may have been the culprit. The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with multiple threat crimes, including making terroristic threats, criminal coercion, and creating a false public alarm.
After being arrested, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Morris Man’s Threats Led to 2-Day Shutdown of College, Authorities Say.”