New York student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ City College – later released without bail

By | November 29, 2022

A City College student was arrested for allegedly sending threatening messages to “shoot” the Manhattan school last week and later released without bail, the Post has learned.

City University of New York officials issued an alert to the school community on Monday about the case involving 21-year-old Din Bajrektarevic, who was suspended and barred from campus.

Bajrektarevic, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, was arrested when he returned to college in Harlem on Nov. 25 after Thanksgiving — two days after he allegedly sent the hateful messages.

“When I shoot at the school, find out who is to blame,” said one of the missives, according to the criminal complaint against him.

“The city will go to war, you idiot N***** M******** (comparing the defendant’s race to an animal),” the court document states. “Your brains will be left on the fucking sidewalk.”

The NYPD accused him of making terrorist threats, the officers said.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office prosecuted him on charges of aggravated harassment in the second degree as a hate crime, harassment in the first degree as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment in the second degree.

City College student Din Bajrektarevic was arrested for allegedly threatening
City College student Din Bajrektarevic was arrested for allegedly threatening to “shoot” the school in text messages and later released without bail.

None of the charges, including the one filed by law enforcement officers, were bailable under New York state law, so he was released on bail. A restraining order was also issued against him, the prosecutor’s office said.

In its message to the school community, City College said its public safety office “acted on the threat with the NYPD and the FBI, and the student was promptly identified and arrested.”

“All CCNY public safety officers have been informed that Mr. Bajrektarevic has been suspended and barred from entering the campus, and they are fully prepared to enforce the ban should he attempt to enter the City College campus,” states the email obtained by The Post.

Security officials also released a photo of the student – urging the community to “remain alert and if you find Mr. Bajrektarevic on the City College campus, immediately notify CCNY Public Safety.”

Bajrektarevic allegedly sent texts threatening the college and containing racial slurs.
Bajrektarevic allegedly sent texts threatening the college and containing racial slurs.

The email noted: “We have no reason to believe at this time that Mr. Bajrektarevic intends to violate the directive and attempt to enter the City College campus. We also have no indication that Mr. Bajrektarevic is in possession of any firearm or other deadly weapon.

Bajrektarevic’s next hearing is scheduled for January 11. He could not be reached on Tuesday. His defense attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.

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