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Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 03/11/2012

Campus shooting threat found on Internet

A University of Maryland student has been taken into custody after comments threatening violence on campus were posted on the Internet, authorities said.


Alexander Song (University of Maryland Department of Public Safety)
Capt. Marc Limansky, the spokesman for the university police department, said Alexander Song, 19, of Fulton, Md., was taken into custody and brought to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The statements Song is accused of posting included, “I will be on a shooting rampage tomorrow on campus,”and “hopefully I kill enough people to make it to national news,” Limanksy said.

The statements were posted late Saturday, and apparently referred to Sunday as “tomorrow,” Limansky said.

A warrant was obtained charging him with disturbing the orderly conduct of university activities, a misdemeanor, Limansky said.

He said Song was unarmed when taken into custody.

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