- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a western Connecticut man was arrested and surrendered his gun on allegations he posted an online threat to “shoot up” the Department of Motor Vehicles.

State police say they arrested 23-year-old Alexander Villarreal at his home in Roxbury on Wednesday, and he voluntarily surrendered a gun and a valid pistol permit. He is charged with threatening, harassment and breach of peace.

Troopers say they received a complaint about threatening online messages early Wednesday morning and found a post on Villarreal’s Facebook page saying he wanted to “shoot up” an unspecified DMV office.

Court records show Villarreal posted $10,000 bail Wednesday. He could not be reached for comment Thursday. A phone listing for him couldn’t be found, and his lawyer didn’t immediately return a phone message.



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