(Mankato, MN) – A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening Mankato police who were attempting to take him to detox.
Twenty-one-year-old Mattu Khor Chuol was charged in Blue Earth County Court with felony threats of violence and gross misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process.
According to the criminal complaint, police found Chuol staggering down the sidewalk after an employee at a gas station reported that Chuol had attempted to leave without paying for his merchandise on November 2 around 1:52 p.m.
Chuol refused to follow police orders, according to the complaint, smelled strongly of alcohol, and answered the officer’s questions with “I need to go.” Police say Chuol claimed to be on a mission. Officers said that Chuol became increasingly agitated when he was told he needed to go to detox. He stated: “I don’t need a bullet to kill you,” as police were trying to escort him to the squad car, according to court documents.
When police arrived at public safety, Chuol told the arresting officer: “you will be ash soon, you will be ash soon.”
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