Seattle Student Charged With Online Threats to Kill Women

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Federal prosecutors have charged a University of Washington Indian American student with posting online threats to kill women in solidarity with Elliot Rodger. Rodger went on a murderous rampage last month near the campus of UC-Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring 13 others before committing suicide, an India-West story reported.

Keshav Mukund Bhide, 23, made an initial appearance June 19 in federal court. He's charged with making interstate threats to cause injury or death "to women at the University of Washington and to two other women online."

"I'll make sure I kill only women, and many more than what Elliot accomplished," prosecutors allege Bhide wrote in a June 9 post.

Arrested earlier last month at his campus dorm, Bhide was being held pending a detention hearing.

According to an AP story, the online threats using the name "Foss Dark" were made between May 31 and June 9, the U.S. attorney's office alleged. The author wrote that he lived in Seattle and attended UW. The FBI tracked him through Google profile information.

Bhide said he sympathized with Santa Barbara shooter Rodger's personal struggles.