Utica College threat suspect pleads not guilty

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Utica College student arrested in connection with threatening phone calls that forced a large police response to the campus on Monday has pleaded not guilty.

23-year-old Fahrudin Omerovic pleaded not guilty to charges including four counts of making a terroristic threat. 

Police took Omerovic into custody on Tuesday.

Following his arraignment, Omerovic was jailed in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

He is scheduled to return to Utica City Court on March 19.

Police say Omerovic was on campus when he made the first of several calls to the college on Monday, threatening classmates and claiming to have a gun. 

Omerovic is a Utica College student and he had access to campus facilities. 

The threats were called "real" and "credible" on Monday, but law enforcement deemed the threat not credible on Tuesday.

The threat caused Utica College to go on lockdown for six hours. 

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