Quinnipiac Student Accused of Chasing Roommate With a Knife, Threatening to Kill Him

Police said an argument escalated when one roommate chased the other with a knife.

Josiah Diaz-Cregan Hamden mug shot
Hamden Police

Hamden police have arrested a Quinnipiac University student who is accused of chasing his roommate with a knife and threatening to kill him.

Police said they responded to the university Tuesday to investigate a report of threatening and learned through their investigation that a student had gotten into an argument with his roommate, 18-year-old Josiah Diaz-Cregan, of Meriden.

Then, the dispute escalated when Diaz-Cregan chased his roommate with a knife while threatening to kill him, according to police.

Hamden police arrested Diaz-Cregan with help from Quinnipiac University Public Safety.

He was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, threatening in the second degree and disorderly conduct and released on a $500 bond.

“The student was immediately suspended from the university pending the outcome of his student conduct meeting,” Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs Lynn Bushnell, said in a statement.

Diaz-Cregan’s court date is scheduled for Sept. 17 in Meriden Superior Court.

The Associated Press reports that Diaz-Cregan did not immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday and it wasn't clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

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