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FDLE arrests Port Charlotte man for sending mass killing threats

 
For Immediate Release
April 7, 2020

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – FDLE agents arrested George Andrew Dwyer, 33, of 362 Lawler Street, Port Charlotte, on one count of sending written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.
 
FDLE’s Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Counter Terrorism Squad conducted an investigation into a YouTube user who had made threats to conduct a mass killing. Agents, assisted by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant today at Dwyer’s home after identifying him as the suspect.

During the search warrant, agents seized one Kel-Tec SUB-2000 rifle and 126 rounds of ammunition.

Dwyer was booked into the Charlotte County Jail and ordered held without bond until after first appearance. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, 20th Judicial Circuit.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001