UTICA – The trial for the former Utica College student accused of making terroristic threats against the school has been postponed.
Fahrudin Omerovic is charged with two counts of felony making a terroristic threat for allegedly calling in phone threats to Utica College on March 5-6. Police say he used a phone app to disguise his number and made the phone calls while he was hiding on campus, which led to an hours-long lockdown with a response from local, state and federal law enforcement.
Omerovic’s trial was scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 1, but it has been postponed until Nov. 26, according to Oneida County Court officials. They say that the defense filed a psychiatric notice with the court and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office has asked for additional time to have Omerovic examined by their own psychiatrist.
Omerovic previously rejected a plea deal that would have given him 10 years in state prison.