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New York police have ‘person of interest’ in Cornell antisemitic threats in custody

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that a person of interest in relation to threats of a mass shooting and antisemitic violence at Cornell University had been identified by law enforcement. 

“This individual is currently in New York State Police custody for questioning,” Hochul wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

“When I met with Cornell students yesterday, I promised them we would do everything possible to find the perpetrator. Public safety is my top priority, and I’m committed to combating hate and bias wherever it rears its ugly head,” the governor added. 

New York State Police also confirmed to Fox News that a person of interest is being questioned. “This is an active investigation, and we refer you to the Cornell University PD for further information,” state police said. 


“Today I’m calling all New Yorkers to action. Stand up for what’s right. Look out for your fellow New Yorkers. If you see someone being harassed on the street or in your neighborhood, don’t let them be alone,” she said. “We cannot let the fervor and passion of our beliefs devolve into a blind righteousness that cannot see differing viewpoints and the safety and security of New Yorkers cannot and will not be threatened without consequences.” 

“Let me be clear: We cannot allow hate and intimidation to become normalized,” she added on X. 

Fox News’ Tamara Gitt contributed to this report. 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 


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