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Louisiana man accused of threatening police over social media

Louisiana man accused of threatening police over social media

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man on allegations that he threatened police officers over social media.

Sheriff Greg Champagne says in a news release that Victor Pablo, of Edgard, faces charges of terrorizing and threatening a public official.

Champagne said Pablo was arrested Tuesday and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

The sheriff said his office considered the post to be serous and dangerous following the recent shootings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Champagne said the right to free speech comes with certain responsibilities. He says making threats in this volatile environment incites danger for law enforcement and the public.

Champagne says investigators found "multiple weapons" in a search of Pablo's home.

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