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Penn State Arrests Man Who Allegedly Tweeted He'd Commit Mass Murder At Beaver Stadium

View of the Beaver stadium.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Two weeks ago, an unnamed person on Twitter has threatened a mass shooting at Happy Valley during a game this fall. The person tagged Penn State football and the State College Police Department in the post that threatened to kill "thousands."

On Thursday, the Penn State University Police Department announced an arrest has been made after an investigation into the threat. Charles Thomas Hitechew, 22, of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania was arraigned on Thursday.

Hitechew faces two counts of terroristic threats and was released on $15,000 bail.

University Park Police Chief Keith Morris released a statement.

"Penn State takes every threat seriously. The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our first priority. An investigation was initiated as soon as we were made aware of the threat, and investigators worked diligently to identify a suspect and make an arrest."

Hitechew allegedly made the threat from the since-deleted anonymous account @DanielTheDuck8. The tweet, posted on August 8, read: "I have decided that I'm going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world, killing thousands of fans in beaver stadium during one of the games next year."

In the era of increased mass shootings, every threat is frightening.

The Nittany Lions open with a home game against Appalachian State on September 1.