Police investigated A-State gunman's threats day before incident

Police investigated A-State gunman's threats day before incident
Brad Bartelt's Facebook post police say he posted day before A-State incident. (Source: Facebook)
Brad Bartelt's Facebook post police say he posted day before A-State incident. (Source: Facebook)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say a man suspected of taking a gun onto the A-State campus Thursday threatened to commit suicide or kill someone the day before the incident.

On Wednesday, Dec.9, police investigated a report that Brad Bartelt, 47, posted on Facebook that he was "suicidal and homicidal."

Two officers were dispatched to Bartelt's home in the 1000-block of Hall Street, according to the incident report.

When the officers arrived they were told that Bartelt "was already seeking medical assistance."

A check of records at the Craighead County Sheriff's Office indicate Bartelt has never been incarcerated at the detention center.

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