South St. Paul Man Charged After Threatening Police on Twitter

Updated: 02/06/2014 4:41 PM
Created: 02/06/2014 3:03 PM
By: Megan Stewart

A 20-year-old man has been charged with a felony count of Terroristic Threats for making multiple mentions towards St. Paul police officers and a state trooper on social media.

According to authorities, Harrison William Rund made the threatening posts of intending to kill the officers on Twitter shortly after being issued a speeding ticket at 1:30 a.m. by a state trooper on Feb. 4.

He sent a series of tweets from his Twitter handle, @Tha_Answer23, around 3 a.m., including the following:

  • f**k the they don't call me the cop killer for no reason
  • f**k you st paul police im gonna kill 5 police officers today
  • dude its f**ked up Im getting so pissed out here im literally thinkin about just startin to hunt and kill cops

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Rund was arrested at 6:30 p.m. at his home in South St. Paul, according to the criminal complaint. At the time of the arrest, Rund fully admitted to the Twitter comments.

He said he made them because he had a bad experience with a police officer the night before, the complaint said.

He is expected to make his first court appearance on Feb. 7 or Feb. 10.

Harrison William Rund
Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

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