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Man arrested on warrant for threatening mass shooting

Slingerlands man allegedly threatened to ‘shoot up’ Monmouth University, kill woman

— Guilderland police arrested a Slingerlands man wanted by police in New Jersey on charges he threatened to kill a woman and shoot up a university.

Police arrested Chad M. Blackman, 23, of 6077 Johnson Road in Slingerlands, at his home on Friday, May 31, on a warrant out of Cliffside Park New Jersey Municipal Court.

The warrant alleges Blackman threatened to kill a woman through the Internet service Skype and called her cell phone 52 times, according to police. He allegedly threatened to perform a mass shooting at Monmouth University by saying he was going to “shoot the place up,” police said.

When the Cliffside Park Police Department contacted Blackman he allegedly threatened to stab the officer in the throat, according to police reports.

Guilderland police arrested Blackman without incident on the warrant that included charges of making terroristic threats in the third degree and harassment. He was arraigned before Judge John Bailey in town court. He was remanded to Albany County jail without bail and was awaiting extradition from Cliffside police.

Police said Blackman had cuts on his wrist, which he indicated occurred the night before being arrested. Judge Bailey ordered a mental evaluation of Blackman.

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