A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat in connection with a scary situation that included the man leaving a backpack inside the Culinary Institute of America during a Marist College musical performance.
The incident took place around 2:41 p.m., on Sunday, May 5, when the Hyde Park Police responded to the Culinary Institute of America for a report of a “Dangerous Situation,” said Hyde Park Police Chief Robert Benson.
“Watches were exhorted that an obscure male entered the Marriot Pavilion and was acting suspicious,” Benson said.
Officers arrived and started talking with individuals at the show. A male later recognized as Kevin Asiedu, of the Bronx, entered the scene amid an act. Asiedu was conveying a rucksack, strolled into the front of the scene and sat down, Benson said.
He stayed situated for a brief timeframe then got up and left the rucksack on the seat and left the line. He at that point remained in the walkway gazing at the stage.
He was drawn nearer by CIA Security and different individuals from the crowd who were resigned or taking a break law requirement officers and they requested that he take a seat, Benson said.
“The group wound up anxious in light of the fact that he left an unattended rucksack on the seat and was not reacting to individuals from the gathering of people who were asking him inquiries,” Benson said. “The group at that point started to clear because of the activities of Asiedu.”
At the point when officers talked with Asiedu he made proclamations showing the activities were planned to cause alert, Benson included.
Watches at that point put him into guardianship for making a terroristic danger. The knapsack was sought and just contained paper to make it seem as though it had substance. Asiedu was with two different subjects who were confined and met however not charged, the boss said.
Asiedu was accused of making a terroristic danger, criminal disturbance, and scattered direct. He was charged under the steady gaze of Judge Joseph Petito and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $1,000 money or $2,000 safeguard security.
He is expected back in the Town of Hyde Park Justice Court on Wednesday, May 8.
The Hyde Park Police were helped at the scene by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Culinary Institute of America Safety and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.