HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. -
A Paducah man was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers for terroristic threatening.
On Friday, 23 year-old Naysan P. Khadem was arrested on a warrant issued by the Christian County attorney for one count of terroristic threatening 2nd d degree and one count of terroristic threatening 3rd degree.
According to the Christian County attorney, Khadem made statements intending to harm law enforcement and others at Murray State University. Khadem is in the Christian County Jail on a $7,000 cash bond.
The Kentucky State Police is requesting the public to report threats of this nature by contacting the KSP or their local law enforcement agency.
Dr. Davies released sent this email to university staff and students:
I am writing to inform you of a serious situation we have dealt with over the past 24 hours. We were informed that an individual, who was in custody at the Calloway County Jail following his arrest on an unrelated charge, made violent threats against authorities. He was then transferred and admitted to Western State Hospital for a psychological evaluation. During this process he made additional and specific threats against Murray State and these threats were deemed credible by hospital personnel. Once we were made aware of these threats we worked with law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and other campus visitors. In addition, we worked directly with law enforcement at all levels (local, county, state and federal) and we were able to obtain felony charges against this individual based on the additional threats. He remains in custody and will remain in custody and stand trial for these felonies in multiple jurisdictions. I want to be clear, that while we actively worked this situation, since he was always in custody, there was no time or opportunity he would have been able to carry out his threats against Murray State. This situation, and other across the country, reinforces the need for us to be diligent in our efforts of being prepared and aware of circumstances that may lead to tragic events. I want to thank the efforts of Interim-Chief Dunaway, members of the Murray State Police Department, and the other law enforcement officers, who worked together and cooperated across lines by sharing information to ensure the safety of all members within our community at all times. Very Respectfully, Bob Davies
100 Television Lane
Paducah, KY 42003