Feds arrest Ohio man in some University of Pittsburgh threats

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PITTSBURGH —

 Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say an Ohio man has been arrested on federal charges that he posted an anonymous YouTube video and a follow-up comment claiming to have stolen computer records from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio, is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Cincinnati early Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say Waterland posted the message using the computer name AnonOperative13 claiming that a computer hacking group known as "Anonymous" had stolen records of students, faculty and alumni from university computers.

The messages demanded that school officials apologize for not "protecting" students from a string of dozens of bomb threats that disrupted classes and dorms for weeks earlier this year.

Pitt officials haven't immediately commented on the arrest.