PSU investigating threats of violence made by local man

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University says it's investigating threats of violence against the university community made by a local man.

The university says the threats were allegedly made by Asish Nand Sharma, who has a warrant for his arrest and faces charges related to an assault occurring on campus. Officials say Sharma made threats to shoot the assault victim and law enforcement.

KPTV reports ( ) Sharma is a former Portland Community College student who was banned from all of the college's campuses in 2014. He's also accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend who was a PCC student.

Sharma has a long criminal record, with convictions for theft, burglary and harassment dating back to 2001.

University officials said they don't believe normal university operations should be interrupted at this time.


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