Police responded to a call at Texas Christian University (TCU) on Thursday regarding a former student making threats on campus.
The man was identified as 25-year-old Ahmad Tyree Adeyanju. He faces charges of criminal trespass, making a terroristic threat against a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief, according to jail records. Bail was set at $11,000.
A press release was provided to The Dallas Express by the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD):
“SWAT was contacted by CIT (crisis intervention team) notifying them about a person on TCU grounds that had been making threats towards TCU staff.”
Police found Adeyanju sitting in his car, which was parked at a campus parking lot.
“As CIT attempted to make contact with this person, he refused to exit his vehicle. At one point, he opened his vehicle door and threatened to blow up the campus,” according to FWPD’s statement.
Upon the SWAT team’s arrival, Adeyanju surrendered to law enforcement without incident.
Police searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat. No explosive devices or materials were discovered during the search, according to FWPD.
The Dallas Express reached out to TCU for comment on the matter but did not hear back by press time.
The incident may have stemmed from alleged grievances Adeyanju held against TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini.
In a post on a Facebook page purported to belong to Adeyanju, something along the lines of a demand letter was published in early December 2022.
The letter demanded that Boschini “apologize to Ahmad Adeyanju and his family” in writing, “shake [Adeyanju’s] hand the same way President Donald J. Trump had to shake President Barack H. Obama (sic) hand,” and “tour the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art” or “take [Adeyanju] to Dave Chappell’s (sic) next live performance for diversity training,” among other demands.
While Adeyanju’s alleged crimes may have been the result of a personal vendetta, they are just a tiny part of a larger trend of high crime rates in North Texas, the worst of which is likely in Dallas, where city officials cannot seem to get lawlessness under control, despite the best efforts of local police.