Sandy Hook Man Accused Of Threatening Police

Aaron Kupec
June 25, 2020 - 9:29 am
Alexander Hassinger

Connecticut State Police photo


NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - State police have arrested a Sandy Hook man for allegedly threatening law enforcement on social media.

Alexander Hassenger, 24, took to Twitter late Wednesday morning with a post that read,"imma kill a cop today and when they ask me why Idid it, imma tell them he was acting nervous and looked at me wrong," according to police.

The post was reported to state police by someone in Virginia just four minutes later.

Hassinger was arrested later in the day at his home.

Hassinger told The Associated Press the posting was a satirical response to a police body camera video he saw on the internet showing an officer throwing a Black man to the ground despite the man complying with police. He said police were looking for a suspect and were questioning the man, but he turned out not to be the person they were looking for.

Hassinger, who wasn’t sure where the video was recorded, said he had no actual plans to shoot police and he has no guns.

He's charged with second-degree breach of peace and first-degree harassment. He's due in Waterbury Superior Court July 15.