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Napa Transient to be Arraigned for PUC 'Apocalypse' Threat

Michael Lynden Wilson, a transient held on $100,000 bail, will be arraigned on felony criminal threats today

A Napa man arrested for threatening to bring the “Apocalypse” upon Pacific Union College in Angwin is set to be arraigned at 2 p.m. today on charges of felony criminal threats.

Michael Lynden Wilson, 22, a transient, is being held in Napa County jail on $100,000 bail.

Wilson was arrested last Sunday after he called the college, threatening to come onto the PUC campus and do harm to many people, according to the sheriff’s department. 

“He said he would bring the 'Apocalypse' upon the students and staff if his name was not cleared,” Napa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Nickles said on the day of Wilson’s arrest.

Wilson has had run-ins with campus officials in the past, the sheriff’s office said.

“He is not a PUC student. The college has a no-trespass order on (Wilson). He wants that order dropped and his named cleared,” Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said.

Stuart said she did not know what the problem was between Wilson and the college.

Napa Police had contact with Wilson about two days prior to the PUC incident, when he threatened to harm himself, Nickles said.

Intercepting cell phone calls placed by Wilson, law enforcement were able to track him down in Vallejo on Sunday evening.

He was taken into custody with no problems, Nickles said, adding that no weapons were found.

vocal-de-local November 15, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Michael Lynden Wilson must have some connection with the college or with Angwin. I find it hard to believe that someone who is in Vallejo just happens to drive all the way to Angwin to make threats on PUC's campus. The incident is unfortunate for the college and for the students who must be feeling a little uncomfortable about the situation. I feel sorry for this young man's family too. Young people should be very careful about what they post on Facebook. Joking around can be perceived as a threat (I'm not suggesting that this young man was joking around btw).

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