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Saturday, October 23, 2021

UC Davis student arrested for terrorist threats

Nicholas Benson, a senior communication major, was arrested on Friday evening after police received reports that he was armed and had threatened to kill others.

According to Davis Police Department Lt. Paul Doroshov, a relative of Benson reported that he was distraught and suicidal. Officers found him at Fourth and A Street. He ignored commands to surrender, was tasered and taken into custody.

Benson is being charged with making terrorist threats, carrying a loaded weapon in a public place, obstructing and resisting a public officer and possession of an illegal assault weapon.

He is currently in the Yolo County Jail. Bail is set at $1 million.

— Becky Peterson

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