AUSTIN (KXAN) – Police charged a man after he posted a series of Facebook messages threatening KLBJ staff members, court documents said.
Scott Jeremy Schuster, 38, was charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.
Schuster initially made a derogatory post on June 10 about a contest winner on the station’s Facebook page, prompting radio host Casey Morgan to question Schuster’s comment.
He responded by threatening to “slap the hipster beard” off Morgan’s face, the affidavit said.
The next morning Dale Dudley arranged to have Schuster call in to his morning show, Dudley and Bob. The exchange was reportedly heated, then cooled off by the end of the interview.
But later, Schuster changed his profile picture on Facebook to an assault rifle with the comment, “Do you know what happened to Alan Berg?” Berg was a radio host in Denver murdered by extremists for speaking out against them, the warrant said.
Dudley then contacted police to warn them about the post.
On June 24, Morgan found a series of Facebook messages from Schuster, including one that read:
“i (expletive) hate you guys so much. it’s gonna be a bloodbath. maybe even more. i smell gunpowder. i smell assassination. thank dale. i don’t even capitalize his name.”
Schuster was booked into the Travis County Jail Wednesday and bond was set at $50,000.
KLBJ has since requested more security for their employees.