Radical Left Liberal Threatens Tennessee State Capital Over Dislike Of President Trump.
Mariah Timms, Nashville TennesseanPublished 9:44 p.m. CT Aug. 22, 2019 | Updated 4:27 p.m. CT Aug. 23, 2019
A man police say made terrorist threats against the Tennessee “state capital” was arrested Wednesday in Waverly, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said.
It was not immediately clear if he meant the state capitol building in Nashville, or the city in general.
Nathan Semans, 38, of Waverly, Tenn., allegedly sent an email to WKRN-TV, NEWS 2 on Wednesday, threatening to “blow someone’s brain out” at the “state capital” over his stated displeasure with President Donald Trump, police reported.
WKRN passed the email on to law enforcement.
“We have always valued and appreciated our partnership with the media. Thanks to an alert and forward thinking employee at News 2, we were able to investigate this threat and make our community and state safer,” said Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long in a release Thursday.
The email sent to WKRN read, with misspellings preserved:
“Look if you don’t run story I’m going to state capital to blow someone’s brain out. I don’t look good at the moment cause the tyranny of what trump did, the nature of this call is secret. You think I’m kidding trump belongs in the dumpster from a cool kid. Knock it off I’m human. I’ll immediately leave this country on a double once my passport clears, I’m sick of this nonsense and bologna hanging around that trumps the perfect American, hallelujah against trump I recommend you forward to the table of the news room or I join ISIS to seek revenge.”
Semans was transported to Humphreys County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond on Wednesday evening after his arrest.
Online jail records show he is charged with one count of commission of an act of terrorism.
It was not clear if he had retained legal representation by Friday.
Waverly is approximately 75 miles west of Nashville in Humphreys County
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers made contact with Semans on Wednesday afternoon, when police say he admitted to making the threat and to claiming he planned to join ISIS.
Semans said he does not own any guns, was apologetic and had called WKRN back to say he was “just kidding,” according to a THP news release. When officers searched his home, no weapons were found, THP confirmed.
THP searches involved taking a phone and tablet from Semans’ home for further analysis. He was charged with commission of act of terrorism, which is a Class A felony in Tennessee.
The United States Secret Service has also been involved in the investigation,along with the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office.
“When we work together for the common good of our community, we are all safer,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Dereck R. Stewart. “I am so proud of the process, the teamwork and partnerships that worked together seamlessly to prevent a possible very serious situation. I am thankful that WKRN-TV contacted our department, for if we had not received this notification, then it is very possible that the narrative of this release could have been tragically worse.”