Important message about community safety

Dear Ithaca Campus Community

On Thursday, March 15, FBI agents arrested Maximilien R. Reynolds, a former Cornell student, following the reported seizure by the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) earlier this month of a number of weapons at his residence in Collegetown. Please know that the Cornell University Police Department (CUPD) is working in cooperation with IPD and the FBI, and law enforcement does not believe that there is currently a threat to the campus or to Collegetown.

The arrest was made following a tip from a good Samaritan in the local community. This is a good reminder that we can all help to keep our community safe by immediately reporting suspicious activity. To learn more about ways to prepare for any emergency situation, please visit

We are grateful to IPD and to the FBI for their work on this case, and we thank them and CUPD for all of their efforts — every day — to protect our community.

Joel M. Malina
Vice President for University Relations