16-year-old charged with sending tweets that shut down Marist College

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – A 16-year-old City of Poughkeepsie youth has been arrested for sending two threatening tweets to Marist College in the Town of Poughkeepsie over a seven-hour period threatening to commit an offense that created fear resulting in the college cancelling classes and telling students to stay in your dormitories.

A police investigation determined the threat was not legitimate and the suspect acted on his own.

Town of Poughkeepsie Police were assisted in their investigation by State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, City of Poughkeepsie Police, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Dutchess District Attorney’s Office, Marist College Office of Safety and Security, and college officials.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Poughkeepsie Town Police at 845-485-3666 or leave an anonymous tip to www.townpolice.net .

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