Building Evacuated at U of A

Author/Photographer: Zach Drake

FAYETTEVILLE–University of Arkansas Police arrested Carlos Guzman Martinez, 23 years old, a fourth-year architecture student, after he sent a Twitter message that was interpreted as threatening to other students.

Guzman was arrested at his apartment and charged with felony terroristic threatening and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He posted bail at $7,000 Monday with a trial later.

Carlos-Martinez-mugshot-27892841.400x800 The Twitter message was cryptic: “UPDATE: Someone screams over the mezzanine and shoots all the forth [sic] year.”

The message was reported to police at about noon Friday, April 12, and officers were sent to the Old Field House, where architecture studio classes are held, to talk to the student. He was not found at the building.

Architecture department officials decided to send students, faculty and staff home as a precaution.

“I knew Carlos pretty well because we are all together and in the same classes. This cannot be taken lightly, even if it was just a tweet,” said Kyle Marsh, who is a junior architecture student and was at the Old Field House the day of the evacuation.

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