Man arrested after alleged threats to Mayo staff
A Pine Island man has been arrested after police say he threatened Mayo Clinic and Mayo employees through a Facebook post.
Rochester Police were called Friday morning by Mayo security after they learned the 36-year-old had posted two photos to social media. In the first, the man was holding what appeared to be a replica of an AK-47, said Capt. John Sherwin, "expressing his displeasure with his treatment" by Mayo staff.
The next photo, the report says, is of his appointment information, with the words "intern hunting I go."
"A friend of a friend" saw the posts, Sherwin said, and reported them to Mayo security. Security, in turn, found the staff members allegedly targeted to ensure their safety, then called police.
The suspect was arrested at his place of employment Friday afternoon, the report says. During a preliminary search, officers reportedly found less than a gram of meth in his possession.
The Post-Bulletin typically doesn't identify suspects until they've been charged.