Local man accused of sending threatening text messages


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A Lincoln, Neb. man has been arrested after allegedly sending text messages threatening to commit a shooting at a college in Lincoln.

Justin Coleman, 24, Lincoln, Neb., was accused Wednesday with threat of terrorism.

Coleman was allegedly sending text messages from 11:53 p.m. on Tuesday to 1:16 a.m. on Wednesday to an acquaintance from Lincoln,  the police complaint said.

The text messages Coleman sent threatened to kill an unnamed female and people at a college in Lincoln. One text message said, “I am going to shoot up this school tomorrow. Ready to die and fully arm,” the police complaint said.

The Lincoln police located Coleman’s cell phone at the Iowa City Shelter House, 429 Southgate Ave. The police responded and reportedly saw Coleman leaving the bathroom, with the cell phone still in his possession.

Threat of terrorism is a Class-D felony.

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