Man in custody for making terrorist threats

Posted at 11:43 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 04:50:12-05

The Appleton Police Department reports a man has been taken into custody after making threats against a school.

They say on Saturday, officers were contacted by an agent from the Green Bay office of the FBI. They were told about a person who sent an electronic message to the FBI with a threat to "shoot up the school". 

There was no specific school named.

The Appleton Police Department assigned officers and its Community Resource Unit to the incident. With the officers, the FBI helped coordinate the investigation. Based on information gathered, a decision was made to take the individual believed to have made the threat into custody.

The individual was taken into custody at his home, without incident, by members of the Appleton Police Department. After being questioned by authorities, he admitted to sending the message.

Police say the 23-year-old suspect is in Outagamie County jail on a felony charge of terrorist threats.