A Maryland college professor was arrested by U.S. immigration officials after being accused of genocide in his home country, Rwanda.

Leopold Munyakazi taught French at Goucher College, north of Baltimore, until the school learned he was wanted in Rwanda and suspended him with pay.

Munyakazi was arrested Tuesday and is accused of overstaying his visa.

According to a copy of an indictment provided by Munyakazi, he is charged with murder and several genocide-related counts.

These accusations are from the 1994 genocide where thousands of Rwanda's Tutsis were killed by Hutu militia over the course of approximately 100 days.