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Madison man accused in college campus scare


MADISON (WKOW) -- Illinois authorities want a Madison man extradited to their state, after officials say the man created an official-looking Facebook page and posted threats on it involving a college campus.

Court records state 20-year old Aden Khan of Madison launched a Facebook page in February, with seeming ties to Naperville's North Central College.

Records state Khan posted on the site, "I bring a gun to school every day. Someday someone is going to piss me off and end up in a bag."

Naperville Police sergeant Lou Cammisso tells 27 News investigators received Facebook's cooperation in identifying Khan. Cammisso says detectives established Khan was not a North Central College student. An affidavit supporting a search of his Madison apartment states Khan knew a North Central student. Documents state knives and swords were seized from Khan's home, but no firearms.

Court records state Khan told investigators his online postings were a "joke."

But records also show Khan had online discussions about methods to increase the casualty count from a campus attack.

Court documents state Khan told a friend he brought a weapon to a school, but the record of his actions were expunged. Khan attended a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Records show North Central College's dean of students was preparing to order a campus lock down early last month, after students and others discovered the Facebook page created by Khan. Authorities say the security step was canceled when Wisconsin officers made contact with Khan in Madison.

When a 27 News reporter asked a woman at Khan's apartment for an opportunity to ask Khan for an explanation for his actions, she responded, "No thank you."

Khan is charged with felony disorderly conduct in DuPage County. An extradition hearing for Khan is scheduled next month. He is free after posting bail.

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