Former Oregon State University student charged for threatening campus shooting

Booking photo for Christopher Adam Strahan (Benton County Sheriff's Office via Oregon State Police)

EUGENE. Ore. – Christopher Adam Strahan, 22, a resident of Corvallis, was indicted Wednesday for threatening a campus shooting at Oregon State University, the U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon reports.

The indictment alleges Strahan threatened to shoot classmates at OSU in a series of tweets on February 27, 2018. He is charged with a single count of making threatening communications in violation of 18 U.S.C. 875, the report states.

Strahan was previously detained as a flight risk and danger to the community when he made his initial appearance in federal court on a criminal complaint on March 27, 2018. Strahan will be arraigned on the indictment on June 27 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, the report says.

Anyone who witnesses imminent threats of violence in any form made via internet or another means should call 9-1-1 immediately, officials say.

Non-emergency tips can be submitted by contacting the FBI’s Portland Field Office at (503) 224-4181 or visiting the SafeOregon website.

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