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Utica College student accused of making threats tearful during arraignment, says he meant no harm

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Law enforcement has arrested a student in connection with the threats made to Utica College on Monday.

Utica Police say  23-year-old Fahrudin Omerovic used an app to hide his telephone number and made multiple threats against the school. 

Police say Omerovic was on campus when he made the first of several calls to the college on Monday, threatening classmates and claiming to have a gun. 

Omerovic is a Utica College student and he had access to campus facilities. 

The threats were called "real" and "credible" on Monday, but law enforcement deemed the threat not credible on Tuesday.

The threat caused Utica College to go on lockdown for six hours. 

The student has been charged with four counts of making a terroristic threat. 

When appearing in court on Tuesday, Omerovic tearfully told the judge that he meant no harm and that he's sorry for what happened. 

The incident is still under investigation. 

He was sent to the Oneida County Jail on $100,000 cash or $250,000 bond.


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