The Latest: Police ID Missouri man accused of online threats

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 10:22 AM
The Latest: Police ID Missouri man accused of online threats

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local):

9:15 a.m.

University of Missouri police have identified the man arrested for allegedly making online threats against black students and faculty as 19-year-old Hunter M. Park.

University police arrested Park early Wednesday morning in Rolla and transferred him to a jail in Columbia, about 75 miles to the northwest. He is being held on a preliminary charge of suspicion of making a terrorist threat and hasn't been formally charged. His bond is $4,500.

Police declined to release a photo of Park, citing concerns for his safety.

The threats posted on YikYak and other social media websites Tuesday threatened to "shoot every black person I see."

The threats follow the resignations Monday of the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor after student protests over the university's handling of complaints about racism.