Man arrested in connection to Duluth Facebook threats

Update: A man has been arrested in connection to threats of violence made via Facebook Tuesday.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, Duluth Police responded to a male making threats via Facebook. Officers continued to investigate the incident and were able to locate his whereabouts. DPD’s Patrol Crews C &B, Crisis Negotiations Team, and Tactical Response Team responded to the scene. At approximately 8 p.m., the male was taken into custody in the 800 block of Charles Ave without incident.

The 30-year-old was arrested, transported to a local hospital for an evaluation, and lodged at the county jail for pending charges of Felony Threats of Violence.

Original Post: Duluth Police say they are aware of an individual making threats via Facebook.

According to a post on their own Facebook page, DPD says they “are taking steps to address this situation and will provide updates via social media.”

There have been various comments by Duluth residents about who the suspect may be, but police have not confirmed that information. WDIO is also aware of graffiti vandalism in multiple locations around Downtown Duluth, but that has not yet been confirmed to be associated with these social media threats.