A 23-year-old University of Washington student was arrested Saturday after allegedly making online comments promising violence and showing support for the deranged individual who killed college students in Santa Barbara, California last month.
Keshav Bhide allegedly said online in one post that “everything Elliot did is perfectly justified.” In another, he allegedly warned he had “no option” but to “execute the same thing” and specifically target women, KIRO-TV reported.
“I am the next Elliot Rodger and guess what I’ll do the right thing this time,” the 23-year-old allegedly wrote.
Police were alerted to the comments and worked with the FBI to trace them to Bhide’s apartment near the school, where he was arrested.
Bhide was using the online alias “Foss Dark,” according to authorities.
Earlier this month, anonymous threats were issued to UW sororities, according to KIRO. The threats referenced the Santa Barbara shootings and chalk outlines were left outside some sorority houses.
The 23-year-old, who was expected to graduate this year, is being held on $150,001 bail for cyberstalking and felony harassment, KIRO reported. Charges are expected later this week.
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