PD: Former ASU student accused of making terrorist threat had 'fatalist state of mind'

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Edward Robinson, 20, arrested for making threats toward ASU athletics. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Edward Robinson, 20, arrested for making threats toward ASU athletics. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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The former Arizona State University student accused of making a terrorist threat against Sun Devil Athletics had a "fatalist state of mind," according to the arresting officer's report.

Edward Robinson, also known as "Robbie" Robinson, was arrested Friday night after he "posted on social media that he wanted to buy a gun and shoot people and 'spray the stadium' ...," according to his court paperwork.

The posts were made shortly before noon on Friday. Police arrested him at about eight hours later. He had barricaded himself inside a friend's apartment but eventually surrendered without incident to Tempe SWAT.

Robinson, 20, is a former ASU student but has not been enrolled in more than a year. He also was a football player. The 2016 roster lists him as a freshman defensive back and indicates that he earned 4.2 grade point average at his Hampton, VA high school and was a candidate for the Barrett Honors College.

"In subsequent posts, he demonstrated a fatalist state of mind, and stated he did not care if he went to jail or was killed," according to the probable cause for arrest statement.

The motive for the threat is not entirely clear.

"During post Miranda interview at the Arizona State University Police Department, Robinson stated that he made the posts about getting a gun and shooting up the stadium with the intent to draw attention to himself via social media and elicit a police response," according to court documents.

Several ASU building were placed on lockdown as a result of the social media posts; students and staff had to shelter in place.

Police used Robinson's cell phone to track him to the apartment where they arrested him. Investigators said that phone was used to access Robinson's social media account.

Robinson was arrested on suspicion of making a terrorist threat, which is a new statute. He also faces charges of disruption of an educational institution and possession of marijuana.

[WATCH: Edward Robinson's initial court appearance]

His cash-only bond has been set at $50,000. He is due back in court on March 2 for a status conference and then again on March 6 for a preliminary hearing.

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