Suspect Arraigned on Felony Charge for Social Media Threat Against Medaille College

Modified: March 20, 2019 12:00pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 22-year-old Rae Quon Alls of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Amy Martoche on one count of Making a Terroristic Threat, a Class “D” felony. The defendant was arraigned on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

It is alleged that on Monday, March 18, 2019, at approximately 4 p.m., the defendant posted a threat against Medaille College and students on Twitter.

The Buffalo Police Department was notified about the threat and quickly identified the suspect.

Alls is scheduled to return on Friday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. If convicted on the charge, he faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of the Buffalo Police Department, including Detective Christopher Schaefer and Officer Lamar Reeves.

Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Matthew Szalkowski of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau are prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.