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Arizona man arrested in bomb threats to Harvard, black event

Posted: 3:09 PM, Jun 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-09 22:10:15Z
Arizona man arrested in bomb threats to Harvard, black event

An Arizona man has been arrested in connection with posting threats to bomb Harvard University and people attending its 2017 black commencement event.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 24-year-old Nicholas Zuckerman was arrested Friday night and indicted on charges related to the threats. He's to appear in federal court in Boston at a later date. It wasn't known if he's represented by a lawyer.

Zuckerman allegedly posted comments on Harvard's Instagram account encouraging "violence and death" if the black event occurred. He's also accused of adding bombing comments to other users' posts.

A citizen who saw the posts reported them to Harvard University Police, who referred the case to federal authorities.