NY Student Charged With Threats Against College

Oct 28, 2014

A student has been arrested on charges he used social media to make threats that led to a lockdown at his upstate New York college.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 20-year-old Alexis Vazquez was arraigned on charges he made anonymous threats against the State University of New York at Canton on Thursday.

The northern New York college canceled classes and locked down the campus after threats made on the social media app Yik Yak indicated that an incident might occur at noon on Thursday. No incidents were reported.

The newspaper reports that Vazquez, of Brooklyn, was arrested on a federal charge of transmitting a threat to injure another person.

Vazquez is in custody pending a bond hearing Tuesday.

No information on a lawyer was immediately available.

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