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Cops: Man Threatened Mayor 14 Times in 2 Days

Aides feared San Antonio man could be 'next mass shooter'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2019 2:32 AM CDT
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, center, stands with Austin Mayor Steve Adler, right, as he speaks to protesters at a rally to oppose a new Texas "sanctuary cities" bill.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – A San Antonio man left messages on Mayor Ron Nirenberg's Facebook page so alarming that an aide warned police the man could be "the next mass shooter." Police say Adam Converse, 25, left at least 14 messages on the mayor's page on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, the San Antonio Express-News reports. "People will lose hands, arms, feet, and heads. Don't even try me boyo," one message said. Another said: "It would be nicer to leave you all dead with no hope of life after death ... I want to see people dead." Police say Converse also threatened to stab the mayor if he wasn't given money.

According to an arrest affidavit, officers from the police department's Mental Health Unit saw him walk out of his home Oct. 5 with a machete in his belt, which he attempted to pull out when an officer tried to detain him for a mental health evaluation. "He stated he was a contract assassin with the government and if he had a license to kill, he would kill people," the affidavit states. Converse, who was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, has been charged with making terroristic threats against a public servant and resisting arrest, KENS5 reports. (Read more San Antonio stories.)

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