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Man arrested after allegedly threatening mass shooting of Greek row


The FBI and campus police say they’ve arrested 27-year-old Michael Pengchong Lee for making threats to shoot up sororities and fraternities at the University of Arizona.

KVOA reports that police became concerned after being alerted about threats directed toward Greek life made in group chats allegedly by Lee.

With the help of the FBI, authorities monitored Lee and made an arrest within 24 hours of the alert.

KOLD examined the police complaint and reported the message read “there’s going to be a mass tragedy and atrocity at the UofA soon.”

Lee also is said to have stated “It’s a solo mission, I’m not normal, I never have been.”

The document indicated the suspect planned to execute his plan using an AR-15.

Police caught up with Lee during a traffic stop and say he admitted being the author of the social media posts.

The Daily Wildcat reports that the UofA Assistant Dean of Students sent out an email calling a meeting of all Greek campus presidents on campus.

The University is now offering counseling to students.

“There is no current or pending threat to the University community from this individual, and no other individuals are being sought,” said Steve Patterson of the campus office of public safety.

Lee is said to have no affiliation with the University.

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