NYC student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot’ City College – then released without bail

A City College student was arrested for allegedly sending messages last week threatening to “shoot” the Manhattan school and then released without bail, The Post learned.

City University of New York officials on Monday warned the school community about the case of 21-year-old Din Bajrektarevic, who was suspended and expelled from campus.

Bajrektarevic, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, was arrested while returning to college in Harlem after Thanksgiving on Nov. 25 — two days after he allegedly sent the hateful messages.

“If I shoot up the school, you know who is to blame,” said one of the letters, according to the criminal complaint against him.

“The city is going to war, you stupid N*****M****** (compares defendant’s race to an animal),” read the court document. “Your brain will be left on the damn sidewalk.”

The NYPD charged him with making terrorist threats, police officers said.

The Manhattan Attorney’s Office charged him with second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime, first-degree harassment as a hate crime, and second-degree aggravated harassment.

City College student Din Bajrektarevic was arrested for allegedly threatening to “shoot” the school in text messages and then released without bail.

None of the charges, including those brought by the police, qualified for bail under New York state law, so he was released on his own. A temporary injunction was also issued against him, the prosecutor said.

In its message to the school community, City College said its Office of Public Safety “responded to threats from the NYPD and the FBI and promptly identified and arrested the student.”

“All CCNY Public Safety Officers have been notified that Mr. Bajrektarevic has been suspended and expelled from campus, and they are fully prepared to enforce the suspension should he attempt to enter City College campus,” it said the email received from The Post.

Security officials also released a photo of the student – urging the community to “remain vigilant and should you encounter Mr. Bajrektarevic on the City College campus please notify CCNY Public Safety immediately.”

Bajrektarevic allegedly sent text messages containing threats against the college and racial slurs.
Bajrektarevic allegedly sent text messages containing threats against the college and racial slurs.

The email read: “We currently have no reason to believe that Mr. Bajrektarevic intends to violate policy and attempt to enter City College campus. We also have no indication that Mr. Bajrektarevic is in possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon.”

Bajrektarevic’s next court date is scheduled for January 11. He could not be reached on Tuesday. His defense attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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