BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 21-year-old Baltimore man is behind bars after police say he threatened to shoot University of Maryland Police Department officers.
Ryan Matthew Sulkowski was arrested on charges of threat of mass violence and disturbing school operations. He is currently being held without bond.
The investigation into Sulkowski began on February 23, when University of Maryland PD officers were told that Sulkowski said he had access to guns and that he was going to shoot UMDPD police officers.
Police were also told Sulkowski was waiting for a background check in order to get more guns.
The Baltimore County Police Department took Sulkowski into custody Sunday morning.
“Hopefully this doesn’t happen again,” said UMD student Taylor Li.
An unsettling arrest for students on the College Park campus, who say even though they weren’t the planned targets, any threat of gunfire goes too far.
“It makes me feel unsafe, in a way,” student Bryan Kihara said. “If someone is able to outwardly threaten, it makes me feel like I should look over my shoulder constantly.”
“It’s not making the students feel safe, and it’s not helping with anything else that’s happening in the world,” Jonathan O’Neal added.
Why Sulkowski honed in on law enforcement is still a mystery.
Since the school shooting in Florida less than two weeks ago, more than a dozen Maryland schools have received threats of violence.