Crime & Courts

Police arrest man after alleged terroristic threat on Facebook

Brendon May
Brendon May Courtesy photo

A 28-year-old man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail early Monday on suspicion of making a terroristic threat after a Facebook post that alarmed some social media users enough to call 911, according to Wichita police.

Brendon May was arrested at a business in the 10000 block of East Kellogg sometime after midnight on Monday, said Officer Charley Davidson.

Sedgwick County 911 dispatchers began getting calls Sunday night, Davidson said, from people concerned about a possible threat of terror from a suicidal person that was posted to a Facebook page.

Police did not elaborate on the nature of the threat during a media briefing Monday morning, but Davidson lauded those who alerted law enforcement to the post.

“We’d like to thank the community for contacting us in reference to this case,” Davidson said. “We received multiple calls and we were contacted via our police department app, via Facebook from parties from across the nation, and we even had information come in from Australia.

“This was a great example of, ‘When you see something, say something.’ ”

Davidson called the alleged threat non-specific, but said the suspect had referenced an event that was to take place.