Emails sent to University of Michigan students threaten to kill black and Jewish people

Racist, anti-Semitic emails sent to U of M engineering students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Engineering students at the University of Michigan said they received threatening racist and anti-Semitic emails Tuesday night attacking African American and Jewish people.

Students said they received the emails around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Hi (N-word), I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you. White power! The KKK has returned!!!" one of the emails said.

"I just wanted to say the SS will rise again and kill all of your filthy souls," an email addressed to Jewish people said. "Die in a pit of eternal fire! Sincerely, Dr. Alex Halderman. Heil Trump!"

The university's Department of Public Safety and Security has been made aware of the emails.

University of Michigan President Dr. Mark Schlissel Tweeted overnight "I condemn the hateful messages sent tonight. DPSS & ITS are investigating as spoofing/hacking. We will provide more info. as we have it."

The University of Michigan Police also tweeted "We are investigating the threatening hate emails sent to @umich students as a hacking incident. We will provide more info. when possible." Stay with for updates.

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