No criminal charges being filed against man thought to be behind UMaine social media threat

Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 12:19 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - No criminal charges are being filed against the man thought to be behind a social media threat toward the University of Maine over the weekend.

A spokesperson for New Hampshire State Police tells TV5 no credible threat was made by Afshin Zarechian, despite what spread over the internet Saturday night into Monday.

The 20-year-old from Manchester, New Hampshire was located in Fryeburg Tuesday.

He was parked in the car that authorities had been searching for.

Authorities say he was taken to a local hospital.

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