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Local man arrested for making online threats against Mayo Clinic staff

Local man arrested for making online threats against Mayo Clinic staff

A Pine Island man was arrested Friday afternoon after making online threats against the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The incident was made public at a press briefing Monday morning.

Rochester police say Adam Bussman, 36, made at least two Facebook posts threatening staff at the clinic. Security personnel from the clinic were alerted to the posts Friday morning.

 
 

In one of the posts, Bussman held a replica AK-47 while expressing displeasure with treatment he received at the clinic. In another, he held up his appointment paper and wrote, "intern hunting I go," according to a police report.

The posts have either been removed from Bussman's Facebook page, or made private. Authorities say his initial visit to the clinic was for a hand injury.

 
 

Upon receiving the threats, Mayo security notified the employees targeted in the posts and confirmed their safety. Bussman was arrested later that afternoon at his place of employment.

He had about a gram of meth on him at the time, notes the report.

Bussman faces a felony charge for making terroristic threats with the purpose of causing terror. The charges carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.


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