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Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Austin Radio Personalities

Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014, 08:33 AM CDT

Austin police say a man has been arrested for making terroristic threats against KLBJ FM radio personalities.

According to the arrest affidavit 38-year-old Scott Jeremy Schuster is charged with terroristic threat, a third degree felony.

Court document say it started last month with a comment on KLBJ FM's Facebook page. Schuster refereed to a woman who had won a competition the station had promoted in a derogatory manner. Casey Morgan, a DJ at KLBJ FM, responded and asked why he felt he needed to make such a comment -- Shuster then turned his verbal assault on Morgan, at one point threatening to "slap the hipster beard" off his face.

The next morning Dale Dudley, the morning personality for the radio station, talked about the Facebook exchange on his show. Dudley was able to get Schuster on the phone during the show to talk about the comments -- the two argued but eventually the conversation calmed down and appeared to end in a cordial manner, the affidavit says.

But later that day Dudley was contacted by one of his listeners and told that Schuster's Facebook profile picture had been changed to an image of a black assault rifle with the comment "do you know what happened to Alan Berg?" Berg was a radio personality that was murder by extremists in 1984 for speaking out against them. Dudley immediately notified police about the incident, court documents say.

Police say about two weeks later Morgan checked KLBJ FM's Facebook page and saw several threatening messages from Schuster, the most alarming of which said "…it's gonna be a blood bath. maybe even more. i smell gunpowder. i smell assassination. thank dale. i don't even capitalize his name."

The radio station's management filed a report with police and Schuster was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Austin Radio Personalities


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