BPD: Man arrested for threatening law enforcement


BROOKINGS – A man was arrested for allegedly making terroristic threats against law enforcement Tuesday evening, according to the Brookings Police.

The incident started shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

The 28-year-old Brookings man called the Brookings Police Department “demanding to speak with someone who wasn’t available,” Powers said, adding the caller was upset and hung up.

“A short time later, (he) came to the Police Department lobby and … he was demanding to speak with an individual, was told they weren’t available, had made threats to return to the Police Department with a gun and shoot up the department,” Powers said.

The man left and a short time later, officers were called to a business in the 1200 block of Main Avenue South for an individual “who was making threats about law enforcement and towards law enforcement,” Powers said.

“There was a concern in regards to this individual. Officers responded and made contact with the individual, found to be the same person that was at the Police Department a short time before,” Powers said.

“After he was placed under arrest, he resisted the officers, but they were able to take him into custody,” he added.

The man is facing charges for the alleged terroristic threats and resisting arrest, and charges are pending for suspicion of assault against law enforcement, Powers said.

He did not have information on whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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