(BALTIMORE) — A University of Maryland student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to go on a “shooting rampage,” campus police tell the Baltimore Sun.
The newspaper says 19-year-old Alexander Song posted a comment online Saturday night stating, “I will be on a shooting rampage tomorrow on campus.”
According to a police press release, Song also stated, “Hopefully I kill enough people to make it to national news.”
Authorities say police became aware of Song’s threats on reddit.com and omegle.com Saturday night after a former student and two other people read them and informed the university.
Song was not armed when he was taken into custody Sunday morning and transported to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
He faces a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the orderly conduct of the activities, administration or classes at the campus, up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
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