A man faced a judge Tuesday after he allegedly made a threat on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Police arrested 27-year-old Abdul F. Ismail early Wednesday morning at his home in neighboring Hadley. He is accused of making verbal threats while visiting a student Tuesday evening at Coolidge Hall, a dormitory.
After hearing the comments, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said, the student escorted Ismael out of the building and contacted authorities.
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Prosecutors said there was no indication that anyone was in danger of being harmed, adding that he is not a student and that UMass Police have banned him from the campus for two years.
Ismail has been ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing that will be held on Tuesday, April 18. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.