- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Police at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan have arrested a black man who allegedly posted on the social media site Yik Yak a threat to “shoot every black person I can on campus.”

Emmanuel D. Bowden, a 21-year-old Delta College student living on the SVSU campus, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, The Saginaw News reported.

According to SVSU University Police reports, after the post to shoot blacks received multiple “negative replies,” the original poster replied with four additional messages that read, “Its [sic] a joke,” “I’m black,” “I was going to give it an hour to see how you all would react,” and “Right. I could be angry and just expressing myself lol.”


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Following an FBI investigation, police arrested Mr. Bowden Friday inside a residence hall on SVSU’s campus in Kochville Township on an unrelated warrant, The Saginaw News reported. Police said they were able to connect Mr. Bowden’s cellphone to the Yik Yak threat while carrying out the warrant.

Mr. Bowden remains jailed in the Yik Yak case, as well as a separate credit card-related case concerning an Oct. 2 incident inside a convenience store on SVSU’s campus, The Saginaw News reported.



Separately, in the Upper Peninsula, the Houghton County prosecutor said he might dismiss a charge of disturbing the peace against Matthew Shultz, a white Michigan Technological University student accused of threatening blacks on social media, The Associated Press reported.

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