Law enforcement identified a person of interest for the weekend threats against Jewish students and the Center for Jewish Living, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in a Tuesday afternoon press release. The person is currently in the custody of New York State Police for questioning.
“When I met with Cornell students yesterday, I promised them New York State would do everything possible to find the perpetrator who threatened a mass shooting and antisemitic violence on campus,” Hochul wrote. “Public safety is my top priority and I’m committed to combating hate and bias wherever it rears its ugly head.”
The press release did not state whether the suspect is affiliated with the University. A Cornell spokesperson said the University does not have any additional information at this time.