Morris Plains man arrested for threatening college in Washington state

    MORRIS PLAINS —  A Morris Plains man was arrested Monday, July 3 on charges of calling in telephone threats to a college in Washington state.

    Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher and Morris Plains Police Chief Jason Kohn announce the arrest Monday, July 3 of Robert W. Kerekes Jr., 53 for the Crimes of Terroristic Threats 2C:12-3a, Criminal Cohersion 2C:13-5a(1) and False Public Alarm 2C: 33-3.

    Kerekes was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility per the New Jersey Bail Reform Act.

    The charges stem from an investigation into telephonic threats made on June 2 against Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

    The telephonic threats caused a shutdown of the college on June 2 and June 3 of this year and resulted in the response of numerous state and local law enforcement agencies.

    This is an active investigation and there is no additional information for release at this time.

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