Former SMU student accused of making threat to university staff

A former SMU graduate school student has been arrested, accused of making what SMU police called "serious, credible threats" to university staff.

After investigating, SMU police got a felony arrest warrant for 39-year-old Brian Jackel.

They also got a search warrant for his Duncanville home, where the former engineering student was taken into custody.


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The victim called police around 2:20 on Friday morning claiming the driver assaulted them.

Details of the threats have not been released.

Jackel is currently in the Dallas County Jail.