NY Student Who Claimed to Be Armed Charged in Phone Threat Prompting College Lockdown

A 23-year-old student has been charged with making a terroristic threat that prompted a six-hour lockdown at an upstate New York college.

Police say Fahrudin Omerovic of Utica was arrested on Tuesday, the day after Utica College asked students to shelter in place after the school received a threat from someone who said he was armed. There were no reports of shots or injuries.

City police say Omerovic is a senior majoring in health studies at the private college and took classes online. Police Chief Mark Williams said at a news conference Tuesday evening that Omerovic was taken into custody at his home and no weapon was found.

It could not be determined if he has a lawyer to comment.

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