A woman was arrested in Austintown on Friday after allegedly making threats to shoot up a university in North Carolina.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a Days Inn on Clarkins Drive after a caller told them that a woman he was staying with, identified as 40-year-old Shannon Villers was making threats to harm herself if anyone other than him approaches her.

Police say a friend advised officers Villers had a knife and pliers on her and would go after anyone who would come near her.

At the same time, a welfare check on Villers was requested by the Western Carolina University Police Department who alleges that she threatened to come to the university and shoot employees with an AK-47.

University Police say Villers sent pictures via text message of her on a bed claiming she was being beaten and needed help.

According to the report, University Police chose to criminally charge Villers with communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property and making a threatening phone call and that they would extradite on these charges.

Police arrived at the hotel and were able to arrest Villers without incident. Police located the knife and a pair of pliers, but Villers told police she did not intend to harm anyone with them and she was using them to remove her fake nails.

Villers is currently in the Mahoning County Jail awaiting a possible extradition hearing for her charges with the Western Carolina University Police Department.