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Burlington man charged with making terrorist threats on Facebook

He threatened to run people over in Racine.
Posted at 3:31 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 19:01:49-05

A 35-year-old Burlington man has been charged with making terrorist threats after commenting on a live stream on TODAY'S TMJ4's Facebook page. 

Brandon Spiller commented on the live video covering the protest march and demonstration in Racine following the shooting involving a police officer earlier that week. According to the Racine Police Department, his comments included:

  • "Death to all protestors blocking traffic"
  • "Much rather run them over I read in some states it's legal to run a protester over for blocking traffic (emoji of a thinking smile face)”
  • "Can I come to Racine and run these protestor over for blocking traffic lol"

Two participants in the march were able to screenshot these comments and hand them over to Lt. James Zuehlke at the Racine Police Department. 

After investigating, police identified Brandon Spiller through his Facebook profile.