GENESEO ‘Federal authorities’ took a suspect into custody on Long Island in connection to vague threats directed at ‘specific SUNY Geneseo organizations.’
According to a campus-wide email sent by SUNY Geneseo Police Chief Thomas Kilcullen, one person is being held in jail until he can be extradited to answer federal charges at the U.S. District Court in Rochester.
Kilcullen’s email, sent Dec. 21, is as follows:
To the campus community:
As you may recall, on November 17 and 20, the College alerted you to a series of anonymous messages and threats that had targeted specific student organizations.
The College is pleased to advise that after an intensive joint investigation with multiple law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels, a suspect has been arrested in relation to this case.
The suspect, who is not a Geneseo student, was taken into custody yesterday by Long Island-based federal authorities and is currently being held in jail until he can be extradited to answer to the charges in U.S. District Court in Rochester.
We appreciate your patience during this time and for the assistance the community provided to help bring a positive resolution to this case.
If you received any anonymous messages or threats and have not yet reported them, please do so by calling University Police or emailing Inspector Scott Ewanow, as there is a chance these messages could still help with the case.
Chief Tom Kilcullen