Man indicted for threats to ‘rape, bomb and decapitate’ SIU students
They go by “Southern Illinois University” but whoa.
— SIUC_Police (@SIUC_Police) September 29, 2014
The Columbus, Indiana newspaper The Republic reports:
Federal prosecutors announced Monday 21-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns is accused of making the threats on October 10, 2012, October 15, 2012, December 6, 2012, and October 1, 2013.
The charges were filed in the southern district of Illinois. However, Burns appeared Monday in a Chicago federal court, where he was ordered held without bond pending a Wednesday detention hearing.
U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton didn’t reveal a motive for the threats, nor what led to Burns’ arrest.
It will be interesting to see what exactly prompted the arrest if the threats occurred more than a year ago.
Affidavit in Southern Illinois University Carbondale bomb (and everything else) threat letters indicment http://t.co/WLcXveC2Eo
— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 29, 2014
— Melissa (@GOP_RN) September 29, 2014
#breakingnews Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, charged with eight federal felonies for bomb and violence threats at SIU Carbondale.
— Jeff Mayes (@midnightdog) September 29, 2014