Man Arrested For Facebook Threats

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A man was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he made violent threats toward residents and area schools in Myrtle Creek.

The Douglas County Sheriffs Office said Myrtle Creek police were made aware of threats posted on a Facebook page belonging to 22-year-old Wesley Syder.

Police said the threats included shooting people in the Myrtle Creek area and shooting people at Myrtle Creek area schools.¬†Officers notified local schools which prompted a lock-down of all schools in the South Umpqua School District. Local police and Sheriff’s deputies increased patrols on the area schools.

Police arrested Snyder at his home; he was taken into custody after a brief struggle. The Douglas County Sheriffs Office said will be booked into the county jail on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.