Elmira Man Indicted for Allegedly Threatening Professor

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An Elmira man was indicted on Monday for alleged threats directed at a professor. 

23-year-old Amjad Hussain, former SUNY Potsdam student, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated harassment and one count of criminal solicitation. 

Hussain is charged with delivering two messages to the professor that included death threats and racist and homophobic language. The messages also threatened the professor’s family. 

According to filed documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in April 2015, Hussain delivered notes to the professor’s office threatening physical harm.

Following his arrest in November 2015, Hussain solicited another individual to deliver a third note, also containing threats directed at the professor. 

Hussain faces up to four years in state prison on each felony count if convicted. He pleaded not guilty and was released under probation supervision with the condition of an order of protection for the benefit of the victim. 

The next court date is scheduled for October 11. 

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