No known threat remains after man arrested for threatening mass killing, police say

No known threat remains after man arrested for threatening mass killing, police say
No known threat remains after man arrested for threatening mass killing, police say

An Ithaca man who “disclosed his intent to carry out a massacre of Cornell University students and Ithaca police officers” Wednesday night was arrested Thursday morning, according to a statement released Thursday night by the police department. of Ithaca.

Officers responded at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday August 31 “to meet with a concerned member of the community in the 700 block of South Meadow Street who wished to report a man who had made disturbing and threatening comments,” according to IPD. The complainant also “reported that the man made gestures indicating that he would use a gun to commit the said murders”.

Police say the suspect was identified Wednesday night as Austin L. Schiller, 28, of Ithaca, but “numerous attempts to locate Mr. Schiller during the evening and night were initially unsuccessful.”

According to IPD, Schiller was finally located around 11 a.m. Thursday and arrested without incident. He was charged with making a terrorist threat, a Class D felony, arraigned in Ithaca City Court by the Hon. Seth Peacock, and remanded to Tompkins County Jail on $50,000 bond.

“At this time, there are no other known threats to the city of Ithaca, Cornell University or any other local institution,” police said.

The investigation is ongoing. IPD asks anyone with information about the incident or who has recently interacted with Mr. Schiller to call the police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administrative line at 607-272-9973, the telephone line for the police at 607-330-0000, or email [email protected] or use the online anonymous reporting form.

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