- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man charged with sending a threatening email to a Rhode Island law school he once attended is held for a dangerousness hearing.

Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Pacheco of Dartmouth pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including extortion and making threats. He was arrested Tuesday night after an eight-hour standoff with police at his home.

Officials at Roger Williams University had called police after receiving the email Tuesday morning.

The Standard-Times of New Bedford said Pacheco’s public defender, Eva Vekos, said he made no specific violent threats, but was threatening in the email to sue the university he felt had “unfairly discontinued” his education.

Prosecutor Patrick Driscoll said Pacheco’s relatives said he heard voices, and had threatened suicide. Police found several guns and books about becoming a serial killer at his home.

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