FIU student suspended indefinitely after allegedly making threats toward Jewish museum

A Florida International University student has been suspended indefinitely after he was accused of making a threat toward the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in Miami Beach, university officials confirmed on Friday.

Detective Argemis Colome said Oscar Aguayo, 21, threatened to "raise havoc" Thursday at the museum.

Police said Aguayo will not be charged as the State Attorney's Office determined that his statement wasn't a serious threat.

FBI agents and Miami-Dade police were involved in the initial investigation. Police said they found Aguayo in class at the Modesto Maidique Campus on Southwest Eighth Street and detained him.

Miami-Dade police's bomb squad inspected Aguayo's white Honda Accord at FIU's Blue Garage and Miami Beach police officers searched the museum at 301 Washington Ave. Authorities deemed that both locations were safe.

Ariel Roman-Harris, a spokesman for the Israeli consulate general office in Miami, said the threat prompted their decision to cancel their Thursday night event at the museum as a precaution. 

The event was meant to commemorate the 100 years of the pivotal Balfour Declaration, a 1917 statement by the British supporting the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. It was organized in partnership with FIU's  Global Jewish and Middle East studies programs, the Consulate General of the United Kingdom and the American Jewish Committee.

The AJC said it hopes to reschedule the event in the coming weeks. 


 

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