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BULLETIN: Feds Arrest Cornell Student For Threatening to Slit Throats of Jews

A 21-year-old Cornell University student was arrested and charged for making online threats against Jewish students.

Patrick Dai, a junior at Cornell, faces a charge of posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications, NBC News first reported.

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Among the threats the engineering student posted against Jewish students:

• “Slit the throat” of Jewish males

• Rape, throw off a cliff Jewish females

• Behead Jewish babies

• “Shoot all you pig jews”

Dai faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he is convicted.

He threatened to shoot up a campus building and slit the throats of Jewish men. He also threatened to rape Jewish women and throw them off a cliff.

Dai also said he would behead Jewish babies and threatened to “bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you” Jewish people, prosecutors said.

The Ivy League school quickly condemned the antisemitic messages and praised the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for hunting down the man responsible.

“Cornell University is grateful to the FBI for working so swiftly to identify and apprehend the suspect in this case, a Cornell student, who remains in custody,” Joel M. Malina, Cornell’s vice president for university relations said in a statement Tuesday night. “We remain shocked by and condemn these horrific, antisemitic threats and believe they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” 

Dai is expected to make his initial appearance tomorrow in federal court in Syracuse, New York, before a United States Magistrate Judge.

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