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Cornell student arrested over threats to kill Jews

(New York Jewish Week) — A Cornell University junior has been arrested in connection with threats to kill Jewish students at the school, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Patrick Dai, 21, from Pittsford, New York, is being charged with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications, a federal charge that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. He is due in court on Wednesday.

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office announced that a person had been taken into custody on Tuesday as her office unveiled a series of measures to combat antisemitism on campuses a...


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