Man accused of making terroristic threats on Facebook
Posted at: 10/18/2012 9:48 PM
| Updated at: 10/18/2012 10:18 PM
By: Allison Dorchik
TROY - Troy Police Detectives arrest a 20-year-old man today, accusing him of making terroristic threats on Facebook toward Lansingburgh High School.
The threats were allegedly published on Facebook by Kyle Pipino of Roosevelt Avenue in Troy. The posts included threats such as,"Burgh is lucky I haven't shot up or burned down your (expletive) school yet," "Debating on driving down to Burgh and mowing down the kids with my truck,"and "Let's see how (expletive) tough you are with a gun pointed at your face."
After determining a possible address for the suspect, Troy Police personnel went to the home, set up a secure perimeter, and "called out" the suspect. A family member engaged the units at the scene, and it was determined the suspect was not present.
While detectives were at the Roosevelt Avenue location, Pipino arrived and was taken into custody without incident.
In an interview, police say Pipino admitted he had published the threats, stating he did it to "protect his girlfriend."
Pipino is charged with making a terrorist threat, a class B felony. He is being held overnight in Troy Police Department lockup and will be arraigned in Troy Police court.