AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have arrested a man accused of making terroristic threats against the university’s School of Social Work, the University of Texas Police Department says.
According to UTPD, Matthew Joel Dominguez, was arrested at 7:30 a.m. Thursday after police say he threatened to harm people at the social work school the day before.
According to UTPD, Dominguez is quoted in the arrest affidavit as saying the he would “go on a shooting spree at the UT School of Social Work and eventually a cop would have to kill him.”
Austin police say that on Nov. 6, Dominguez drove to a psychiatric treatment center requesting help. He was then transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he made threats against himself and the school. He was released from the hospital overnight after he was deemed not to meet the requirements for psychiatric commitment, according to the affidavit.
UTPD says that after the threat, they immediately directed patrols around the school and searched for Dominguez on campus. UTPD says he was found at his Pflugerville home and arrested on a felony charge of terroristic threat. His bond is set at $100,000.
Police say that while he is still in custody, they are still monitoring the social work buildings.