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Former UCLA Lecturer Arrested After ‘Disturbing’ 800-Page Manifesto Sent to School

UCLA alerted law enforcement after a "concerning email and posting" was sent to some faculty at the school Sunday.

A former lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday after police say he sent an 800-page manifesto riddled with violent threats to former colleagues. Court documents also show he is accused of previously sending messages saying he would “hunt” and kill a professor.

Matthew Harris, 31, was taken into custody in Boulder, Colorado, Tuesday — an arrest that led to evacuations and disrupted schools in two states. Police spent hours before his arrest evacuating a nearby elementary school and some fraternity and sorority homes at the University of Colorado Boulder. Authorities took him into custody peacefully after a standoff outside his apartment.

UCLA alerted law enforcement after a “concerning email and posting” was sent to some faculty at the school Sunday. Early Tuesday, the school said law enforcement confirmed the person was not in California. But all classes were moved online “out of an abundance of caution,” the school said.

Read more at USA Today

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