Ohio Man's Hearing Delayed in Pitt YouTube Case

Jul 9, 2012

An Ohio man's preliminary hearing on charges he threatened administrators at the University of Pittsburgh in a YouTube video has been postponed until August 13.

24-year-old Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, Ohio, has denied any wrongdoing and his attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment after Monday's hearing before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh was postponed.

Federal prosecutors say Waterland posted a YouTube video threatening to release stolen computer records unless administrators apologized for not "protecting" students after the campus was targeted by dozens of bomb threats earlier this year. It turns out the computer records were never hacked.

Waterland isn't charged in connection with the bomb threats themselves, which prompted classes to be canceled and dormitories and other buildings to be evacuated on several occasions from February to May.