A University of Washington student was arrested on Saturday afternoon after writing comments online that he intended to be “the next Elliot Rodger” and he would “make sure I kill only women.”
Police in Seattle and the FBI were alerted to comments made on YouTube and Google+ where Keshav Bhide, a senior, made his threats:
I am the next Elliot Rodger and guess what I’ll do the right thing this time.
Nothing can compromise for an ugly face and short stature, I will execute the same thing. I have no option
I live in Seattle and go to UW, that’s all I’ll give you. I’ll make sure I kill only women and many more than what Elliot accomplished.
KIRO-TV also noted that chalk outlines, like for murder victims, were drawn outside sorority houses at UW. It’s unclear if Bhide is connected to those chalk outlines.
Thank God for whomever alerted the Seattle police and that police took these threats seriously enough to alert the FBI. It is a sad statement on society that it has taken this long for us to get to a place where non-specific threats against women are taken seriously as threats. Authorities, including law enforcement, can’t just write off comments like that as the rantings of a bitter loser. No more excuses.
Keshav Bhide is being held on a $150,000 bond for investigation of cyberstalking and felony harassment. Charges are expected to be filed soon.
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