NYU President Andrew Hamilton Received A Message Threatening An Orlando-Style Attack On American Universities!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Orlando shooting has sparked a slew of alarming phone calls and messages to gay bars and several other locations around New York City, sources have confirmed.
Following an incident like this, "we get a lot more calls," a police source said Wednesday, June 15.
With these threats and phone calls still at large, NYU President Andrew Hamilton received a warning in the form of a threatening email which divulged that an attack similar to the Orlando massacre that killed 49 was looming at United States universities.
When Hamilton opened the email, it noted that gunman Omar Mateen aptly avenged the killing of a Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour who died last month during a US drone strike.
Aside from NYU, at least one other institution of higher education received a similar message, Washington Square News reported.
NYU spokesman John Beckman confirmed the threat was not specific to university and the aforementioned information reached the university via a webform and not in an email - a webform is generally used with surveys and contact forms. Also, the message was not directly received by President Andrew Hamilton.
On that same day, the Monster Bar situated on Grove Street, in the West Village received a phone call that ragged on homosexuals, sources said.
After an interval of few minutes, another gay bay, Boxers NYC located on West 20th Street in Chelsea received a couple of similar phone calls. Homosexuals have recently received a lot of hatred.
Aside from the usual phone threats, another anti-LGBT individual has been leaving offensive notes, criticising homosexuals over the past few days on the windshields of cars that are parked in Hell's Kitchen, New York Post reported.
The harsh notes were tagged on several vehicles parked near West 46th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues. Investigators have tracked down an "emotionally disturbed person" who they think is behind this, however they have not yet charged him with a crime.
Police were investigating another threat to the gay community that stemmed from a Craigslist post in San Diego, on Wednesday, June 15. According to reports on KGTV San Diego, the post was titled "We need more Orlando's (sic)," with a photo of a hand firing a gun attached.
Its worth noting that these events sparked after a man was arrested Monday, June 13, for getting into a fight with a Brooklyn bar bouncer. The man reportedly threatened to return "Orlando-style" and open fire at the place.