Man arrested, allegedly made threatening tweets at Governor Abbott

Austin
Greg Abbott interview

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) recovered several alarming tweets Monday that threatened the life of Governor Greg Abbott. 

The tweets belong to the account of Brint Crockett (@Brintish). He tweeted about his hate towards Gov. Abbott and of him wanting to take the Governor’s life.

The tweets that caught the authorities’ attention were deleted by Crockett from his twitter account. 

Due to the severity of the tweets, special officials went to Crockett’s residence and conducted a knock and talk to check for Crockett. 

Crockett was interviewed by officials who asked him his reasons for the tweets. Crockett responded that he felt that the entire Republican political party was attacking him. He said that it is documented in a political statement.

Crockett admitted tweeting the string of threats. He also admitted that he deleted some of the tweets this morning because they were little too much.

Crockett was arrested and taken to Travis County Jail by officials.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

More Austin-Travis County News

Tracking the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Tracker

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

More Coronavirus Live Blogs

Trending Stories

Don't Miss