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Ticketed driver allegedly tweeted threats

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news Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

By NICK FERRARO, St. Paul Pioneer Press

HASTINGS — A 20-year-old South St. Paul man upset over a speeding ticket from a Minnesota State Patrol trooper turned to Twitter to threaten to kill the trooper and St. Paul police officers, prosecutors say.

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Harrison William Rund was charged Thursday in Dakota County District Court with one count of terroristic threats — a felony that carries up to five years in prison.

Rund admitted to sending the tweets early Tuesday from his home computer under his Twitter handle, @Tha—Answer23, according to a criminal complaint.

The tweets were still on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon.

Rund’s last tweet reads, “throw a grenade in the room, watch all you coppers kaboom” and includes a picture of a group of St. Paul police officers being led by a training officer.

Another tweet that also mentions the St. Paul Police Federation: “im lookin for Zelda boi and whichever trooper pulled me over lastnight gave me a ticket for goin 68 in a 60.”

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