A former University of Wisconsin student has been charged with making threats against NBC Chicago


A former graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison threatened university students, staff and faculty, telling some of them in an email last week that he planned to kill his children before traveling to the United States. .

Arvin Raj Mathur, 32, was in the St. Clair County Jail in Michigan after his arrest Sunday after traveling from Copenhagen, where he was enrolled at the university, according to court records and jail records. online.

Federal agents arrested Mathur late Friday at the Detroit Metro Airport and he is being held without bail, according to The Detroit News. A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Court filings show that Mathur “knowingly disseminated interstate and foreign commercial communications that posed a risk of harm to others.”

Mathur, a former graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, was charged with interstate or foreign threats of injury after she said she emailed threats from outside the United States to nine Wisconsin residents, according to court records. He made his first appearance Saturday in federal court in Detroit.

A few weeks ago, a man shot and killed three students and wounded five others on the campus of Michigan State University.

Mathur is accused of threatening nine people on the Madison campus, mostly graduate students, staff or faculty. One of those emails was sent to an anthropology professor in which the two men threatened to “take me to court immediately,” authorities said.

“Otherwise I will kill their children. Call the police and a lawyer or I will kill their children and put their meat inside hamburger meat,” he added in an email, according to court records.

Authorities accused him of sending another email to an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin with the subject line, “We’re going to kill your daughters.” The man told authorities “he was disturbed by the email and he feared for the safety of his family,” according to court records.

The anthropology professor told authorities Mathur sent an email in late February with the subject line “We’re going to kill your family,” according to court records, because he was scared and concerned for his family’s safety.

Federal prosecutors indicted Mathur in the U.S. District Court for the Western Division of Wisconsin. The Detroit News reported that Mathur’s court-appointed attorney is Amanda Bashi. He did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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