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Port Charlotte man arrested for terroristic threats

Posted at 11:26 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 23:26:42-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA — According to a recently released affidavit, between December and February, 33-year-old George Dwyer of Port Charlote, made at least seven threats on Facebook and YouTube.

In them, he threatened to kill the CEO of YouTube, police officers and many other people.

A Facebook page we believe to be his also shows more of the same, and includes posts questioning the parkland mass shooting and one that gives people tips on how to avoid being shot during an arrest.

"I think it's pressure from the times, I mean a lot of people are really freaking out these days," said Russ Pearl.

Some were even more concerned to hear when he was arrested April 7, he was found with a rifle and more than 100 rounds of ammo.

Another neighbor says he's seen him before, hanging around the neighborhood and never thought anything of it.

"Thinking a bicycle. I'm thinking he was on a bicycle riding that way," said Bud Armstrong.

The affidavit says that Dwyer admitted to being behind some of the posts, but claims his accounts were hacked for others.

Either way, neighbors we spoke to say though scary, they're comforted by the fact that they're also protected in the event that Dwyer tried anything.

"I sleep with my .45 and my wife sleeps with her .38. Other than that what can you do?" said Pearl.

Dwyer's first appearance on April 8 at 9 a.m.

He's then due back in court on May 11.