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Police arrest man who threatened murder-suicide via Facebook

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF PARSONS

Police arrest man who threatened murder-suicide via Facebook

PARSONS, KS — A 22-year-old Cherryvale man is in custody and currently undergoing mental evaluation after using social media to post a warning message describing a murder-suicide he allegedly intended to commit.

The initial call reporting the Facebook status was called in to the Chanute Police Department, who then contacted the Cherryvale Police Department, the man’s hometown. Cherryvale Police officers received reports that the man had been dropped off at a local motel in Parsons, and Parsons Police were contacted.

At around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, Parsons Police officers arrested the man without incident at the motel.

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