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IRVING (CBS11) – Chilling words from strangers after several pages of emails emerged Thursday night detailing the threats Irving Police and Mayor Beth Van Duyne have been receiving in the aftermath of the city’s “clock controversy.”
About 14 pages of messages and comments were released showing some of the response from the public in the days after Irving teen Ahmed Mohamed was put in cuffs for his homemade clock that was perceived by authorities to be a “hoax bomb” at the time.
“There are consequences. We are a group of aircraft owners, operators and pilots who provide free emergency and non-emergency space available air transportation,” wrote one man. “Not for you (expletive)’s. All employees of Irving ISD and the Irving PD and their immediate family members are banned from our aircraft. That means that our members will watch your child die bleeding and convulsing on the Love Field tarmac.”
Another emailer pointed his words at police.
“If you do not stand down and back away from your position, I’ll be detaining police officers in your jurisdiction who possess any suspicious looking objects.”
Irving Police even received a letter from the group Anonymous.
“Where was the bomb squad? Where was the evacuation? What if it had been a real bomb and not just a clock?” questioned the group. “…We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”
Police did not want to comment on camera.
Mayor Van Duyne did not want to speak on camera either but said the public has not seen the worst of the messages.
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