Alleged Would-be College Shooter Released Without Bail

By Matis Glenn

A New York City college student who allegedly made murderous, racially driven threats on other students was released without bail, according to Fox News.

Din Bajrektarevic, 21, of Old Bridge, New Jersey was arrested on November 25, and charged with hate crimes and terrorism, for sending text messages two days previously to another student saying that he would “shoot up” City College, located in Harlem. He referred to the other person in the text conversation by racial epithets against black people, and spewed violent threats, saying that the “city will go to war.”

The New York Post reports that the Manhattan DA’s office added charges of second-degree aggravated assault and first-degree harassment as hate crimes; none of the charges under the state’s bail reform laws incur being remanded or even to be held until posting bail.

There is no reason to believe the charged, suspended, and barred individual will attempt to come to campus,” City College of NY said on social media Monday, as classes resumed following the holiday weekend. “Nevertheless, please remain alert, and if seen on the CCNY campus: Call Public Safety: 212-650-7777 or call 911.”

“Law enforcement has acted on a threat to the campus. An individual has been charged, released, suspended and barred from campus,” the college added, directing students to check their emails. “Classes are in session today. As a precaution, additional CUNY Public Safety officers will be present.”

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