(NewsReady.com) – Threatening someone is a serious offense that can land a person in jail. Sometimes threats can even mean a years-long prison sentence. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student is now in trouble with federal authorities for allegedly doing just that.
On March 15, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced a grand jury returned an indictment against 32-year-old Arvin Raj Mathur. According to the press release, he allegedly sent threatening messages via email and threatened to injure a Wisconsin resident.
ABC 7 News reported Mathur didn’t just threaten one person, he threatened nine students, professors, and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the emails said he was going to “murder their children.” He told them that they should call an attorney or the police because he was going to “kill their children and hide their flesh inside of their burger meat.” Another email was sent to an assistant professor with the subject line, “We are going to kill your daughters.”
The people who were being threatened contacted authorities and expressed fear for their safety and the safety of their families. On March 10, Mathur was arrested in Detroit, Michigan.
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— U.S. Attorney WDWI (@USAO_WDWI) March 15, 2023
The Detroit News reported Assistant US Attorney Mark Bilkovic said Mathur admitted to sending all of the emails during an interview with law enforcement. He said he was doing it “at the direction of the CIA.”
Mathur appeared in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on March 11. A judge ordered the suspect to remain in federal custody. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison for each count.
The threats come just weeks after a man entered the Michigan State University campus and opened fire. Three students died in the attack, and five others suffered injuries.
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