NU student threatened roommate with a knife, police say

The student was arrested on criminal charges and later released

NU student threatened roommate with a knife, police say

A 19-year-old Norwich student whom police say threatened a roommate with a knife was arrested Dec. 5 on charges of criminal threatening and aggravated disorderly conduct, according to a Northfield police press release.

The student, Anthony Dixon, although initially agreeing to a telephone interview with The Guiodn, later declined to comment when reached by email.

“Unfortunately, I am now at this time unable to make a statement as I have been advised by my attorney not to do so,” he wrote in a Friday email. “Thank you.”

Dixon is a member of the Army ROTC on campus, as well as a member of the College Republicans and Pre-Law Society, according to the signature on his student email account.

Police originally responded to campus for what they described as an intoxicated student who was being disorderly and threatening with a knife.

Dixon was taken into custody and booked at Northeast Correctional Complex. He was arraigned at Washington County Court later that day.

According to a Dec. 6 story in the Times-Argus, the student was intoxicated when he threatened the roommate. Dixon pleaded not guilty in court.

The Times-Argus also reported that an unnamed Norwich University representative who attended the court hearing reported that the student has been moved across campus to a different residence, but no further details were provided.

Northfield police told The Guidon that a Norwich student conduct investigator requested the arrest affidavit for the student’s case, but the university official’s contact information could not be found.