ATHENS — A Rutland man has been arrested after allegedly making threats to “take down” himself and other employees at Ohio University.
According to a news release from the Ohio University Police Department, just before noon on Monday officers from OUPD responded to a report of an employee of Nelson Dining Hall (on the university’s South Green) threatening to “take down” himself and other employees of the dining hall when he reported to work at 2 p.m.
The employee alleged to have made the threat was identified of Curtis Scott Embrey, 38, of Rutland.
Officers and detectives from OUPD, with the assistance of the Fairfield-Hocking-Athens Major Crimes Unit, confirmed the veracity of the threats and immediately obtained an arrest warrant for Embrey, charging him with making terroristic threats, a third degree felony, according to the release.
In an abundance of caution, OUPD was working with dining services to temporarily close Nelson Commons when Embrey was taken into custody, without incident, in a nearby parking garage at 1:35 p.m. He was transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail and banned from campus.
The jail website lists his bond at $50,000.
If Embrey is seen on campus individuals are advised to contact OUPD at 740-593-1911.
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