Keshav Bhide Threatened To Kill Women, Said Elliot Rodger Was 'Perfectly Justified': Cops

Student Threatened To Kill Women, Said Isla Vista Massacre Was 'Justified': Police

A University of Washington student, who authorities say idolized Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger, was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill women.

Keshav Bhide, 23, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly praised Rodger on YouTube and Google Plus, threatening to copy his deadly shooting spree, which killed seven and wounded 13 in California last month.

In a series of messages, Bhide allegedly wrote that “everything Elliot did is perfectly justified" and that "I am the next Elliot Rodger and guess what I'll do the right thing this time."

"I'll make sure I only kill women," he wrote in another post, according to court documents obtained by KIRO.

The documents show that the comments were made both before and after the June 5 fatal shooting unrelated to Rodger at Seattle Pacific University, in which a mentally ill gunman killed one student and injured two others.

According to Raw Story, Bhide went by the screen name "Foss Dark" and identified himself online as a UW student living in Seattle.

Seattle police were alerted to the comments and involved the FBI. Authorities traced the threats to Bhide's IP address and arrested him. He appeared in court Monday and is being held on $150,001 bail for investigation of cyberstalking and felony harassment.

The Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Washington, reported that sororities had received threatening phone calls earlier this month in which the caller said he was "looking for someone to shoot."

Raw Story noted that chalk outlines have also been spotted outside sorority houses at UW.

It is not clear at this time if those incidents are connected to Bhide's threats.

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