Safety Advisory Update: April 16, 2008 - Suspect Arrest

After an intensive investigation, the Montclair State University Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the recent threat of a shooting at the campus on April 10, 2008.

On April 15, 2008, Joseph Martic, of Fairview, New Jersey, an 18-year-old student at the University, was arrested and charged with the 3rd degree crime of terroristic threats.

The investigation has not revealed any evidence that leads this agency to believe that the suspect had the means to carry out the threat, which supports the findings of the initial investigation.

The suspect was taken into custody, processed and released on bail from the Montclair State University Police Department. This case will be heard at the Passaic County Superior Court.

We thank all members of the University community for extending their cooperation to the MSU Police Department during this investigation.

Chief Paul M. Cell
Montclair State University Police Department