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Glendale medical student arrested for reported bomb threat, threatening other students via email

Mona Asadi allegedly made a bomb threat on the school in April before sending threatening emails to other students in June, police said.
Credit: Glendale Police Department

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Glendale police arrested Mona Asadi, a 29-year old medical student, on Friday for a bomb threat and targeted threats at Midwestern University's Glendale campus.

The university's dean reported a threat to Glendale police on April 21, according to the department. 

Asadi allegedly sent a text stating that she was going to bring a bomb onto the campus while more than 200 faculty were present, police said. 

The dean confronted Asadi for sending the message, which she denied. A police report was taken at the time of the incident. The dean said Asadi was performing poorly in school and was attempting her board exam for the third time, police said. 

On June 9, a professor received messages from an unknown source threatening three students, including Asadi. The professor found the messages strange and was unsure why Asadi was named as a potential victim, police said.

After the messages to the professor, a mass email was sent to 200 students naming specific people the sender "wanted to kill," police said. The email came from an anonymous sender and targeted five women and three men in an attempt at humiliation. 

On June 10, another email was sent targeting Asadi specifically. The email said that Asadi was "sick in the head" and "clearly a killer." The sender stated they targeted individuals they did not approve of. 

Following the second email, a student began receiving messages stating that she was being stalked and provided a link to a Facebook page aimed at threatening her, police said. 

On June 16, Asadi was linked to email addresses, social media accounts and electronic devices that were involved in a threatening message sent to the victims. Police said that more than 20 internet phone numbers were used. 

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Asadi has been charged with four felony offenses of computer tampering by using a computer in conduct that threatened, terrorized and tormented specific individuals. She was released on bail. 

Asadi is expected in court on June 23. 

This matter is currently under investigation by police and no further comments will be released. 

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