DELAWARE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF INDUCING PANIC AFTER BOMB THREATS
After a 3-day jury trial, Naseem Abdus-Salaam (23, Delaware), was found guilty by a Delaware County jury of 1 count of inducing panic, a felony of the second degree; 2 counts of menacing by stalking; 2 counts of intimidation of a victim; and 15 counts of violating a protection order.
On May 4 and May 5, 2022, two separate bomb threats were phoned in to Delaware Hayes High School. After an investigation, the Delaware Police Department determined the calls came from a phone number belonging to Abdus-Salaam. The bomb threats to the high school were related to a years-long stalking and targeting by Abdus-Salaam of another individual.
“We are thankful the jury saw through the defendant’s excuses and charades and found him guilty of all charges.” Prosecutor Schiffel said. “Our assistant prosecutors Jaqueline Rapier and Dan Cogley were meticulous in proving the case to the jury, but the hero in the courtroom was the victim who took the stand in turn, took her life back.”
A sentencing hearing before Judge Schuck for Abdus-Salaam is scheduled for January 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM.