Middlesex man arrested for plotting violence at Minnesota college

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MIDDLESEX — A Middlesex, Vermont man attending St. Olaf College has been arrested on multiple charges in Northfield, Minnesota.

Waylon Kurts, 20, was arrested on April 5, following charges filed by Rice County Attorney’s Office.

He has been charged with plotting to cause violence at the college.

Police found knives, ammunition, propane canisters, fireworks, a lock-pick set, and notes detailing public safety radio frequencies in his dorm room.

Kurts was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit threats of violence, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, and making terroristic threats.

Minnesota prosecutors asked the Kurts family to turn over all their guns to police in Vermont.

St. Olaf College has suspended Kurts.

Kurts is currently in custody with Minnesota authorities and the Vermont State Police say they are coordinating with Minnesota law enforcement in the event Kurts is released.

The Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department of Corrections say they will continue to monitor Kurts’ case and custody status in Minnesota.

The Vermont State Police are urging anyone with information on the incident to contact them immediately.

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