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A 21-year-old junior at Cornell University was arrested on Tuesday for making online threats against Jewish students, as reported by federal authorities

A 21-year-old junior at Cornell University was arrested on Tuesday for making online threats against Jewish students, as reported by federal authorities

Patrick Dai was charged with making threats to kill or injure others using interstate communications after his alarming messages placed the Ithaca, New York, campus on high alert over the past weekend.

Dai posted threats indicating that he would "shoot up 104 west," referring to a dining hall on the university campus that serves kosher meals and is situated near the Cornell Jewish Center, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York.

In another disturbing post, Dai threatened to "stab" and "slit the throat" of Jewish men on campus, commit acts of violence against Jewish women including rape and throwing them off cliffs, and even mentioned decapitating Jewish babies, according to prosecutors.

Cornell University has pledged to maintain its heightened security measures on campus.

"We remain appalled by and strongly condemn these horrific anti-Semitic threats and believe they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," stated Joel Malina, Cornell's Vice President for University Relations. "We are confident that our campus community will continue to support one another in the days ahead."

If convicted, Dai, a resident of Pittsford, New York, could face up to five years in prison. He is an engineering student majoring in computer science, as indicated by his LinkedIn profile.

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