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State Police Arrest Sandy Hook Man for threatening Police Officers via Twitter

The Connecticut State Police arrested a Sandy Hook Man for threatening police officers on Twitter.  

On Tuesday, June 24th, the Connect State police received a complaint from a resident of Virginia regarding a disturbing Tweet on Twitter social media at 11:39 that morning that read "imma kill a cop today and when they ask me why I did it, imma tell them he was acting nervous and looked at me wrong." 

The State Police Western District Major Crime Squad was assigned to investigate the incident and were assisted by State Troopers from Troop A in Southbury. Later on Tuesday the tweet was identified as having been sent by Alexander Timothy Hassinger of Sandy Hook, CT.

Mr. Hassinger was located and placed under arrest, at his residence, in Sandy Hook early Tuesday evening. He was charged with the 1 count of Breach of Peace in the 2nd degree and 1 Count of Harassment in the 1st degree.

The defendant was processed and is due back in Waterbury Superior Court on July 15, 2020 to answer the charges and released on a $10,000 Non-Surety Bond. A non-surety bond is basically a promise to appear in court with a dollar amount attached to it. A non-surety bond means the defendant is technically liable to the State of Connecticut for the amount of the bond forfeited should the defendant fail to appear in court.

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