Thor Wiljanen, 29, has been charged with a terrorist threat crime for alleged purdue football coach Jeff Brohm's alleged threat.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST
Screen capture of a Twitter threat aimed at torching Trinity High School.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – St. Matthews police arrested Thor Wiljanen, 29, this afternoon, and charged him with a terrorist threat for posting Trinity High posts on Twitter. School Wednesday, urging directors to cancel Thursday's classes, according to his lawyers. .
A bond has not been fixed for Wiljanen.
"This was not a threat," said defense lawyer Ted Shouse, who represents Wiljanen alongside his co-counsel, Keith Poynter. "It was an attempt at humor, an attempt at satire – a mediocre attempt – but it was malicious and it is not a threat to the community or the school."
Wiljanen, who lives in Louisville, misses the pseudo Twitter "PROUD CLARION".
St. Matthews police have not yet announced his arrest. The lawyers contacted the police for the first time at 7:30 am Thursday and Wiljanen was arrested after 14 hours. meeting at the lawyers' office, said Shouse.
At a press conference on Thursday morning, St. Matthews Deputy Police Chief, Chief Tony Cobaugh, told reporters that the Louisville Metropolitan Police had contacted them Wednesday night about Twitter posts that threatened to burn the school.
Cobaugh said the messages contained the words "gas can" and "matches".
A tweet said, "If Jeff Brohm does not come, we burn Trinity."
Screenshots were taken before the removal of the tweets. The picture on the account is an image of former University football coach Howard Schnellenberger of the University of Calgary.
"In today 's world, the St. Matthews Police Service has no choice but to take these threats seriously, especially when it' s all about. a school from our own community, "Cobaugh said.
The trinity administrators were immediately contacted and made the decision to cancel the classes on Thursday. Police in St. Matthews have asked the FBI and the Louisville Metropolitan Police to investigate, and the police have patrolled the property since the threat was uttered.
Christie Curtis, FBI special agent, joined Cobaugh for the press conference. It is unclear whether the investigators get the screen name and user information directly on Twitter and have refused to identify the survey techniques used to find the person responsible for them. threat.
Curtis said the FBI was working closely with LMPD and the St. Matthews police.
Cobaugh said: "No one at this point knows who this person is, where he is, what is his rank in life, what is his walk in life at the moment," but said that she would be charged with terrorist threat, a class D crime.
Mr. Cobaugh said that Inspector Mark Richardson was conducting the investigation and closed the press conference by encouraging the person who had threatened to come forward.
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