CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Tuesday, July 26th, 2022, Michael Edward Herman (age 35) was arrested for making terroristic threats over his public Twitter account against WV elected officials as a result of the pending abortion legislation, which will be taken up in the Legislature during special session today at noon.
The recipients of the threat include members of the WV Legislature and all law enforcement officials that advocate for or enforce abortion bans. The Twitter posts also included intimidating language aimed at the Governor, Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, and the Vice President of the United Stated States, Kamala Harris, relating to the passage and enforcement of abortion bans.
Successful coordination between the Capitol Police, the WV Fusion Center, and the Romney Detachment of the West Virginia State Police led to a quick and effective response. The Department of Homeland Security and the Governor’s Office further appreciate our federal partners, including the Charleston resident office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The Governor’s Office and the WV Department of Homeland Security urge all citizens to abide by the “see something, say something” principle. No single person is responsible for the safety and security of all WV citizens—by reporting crime, suspicious activity, and other threats to public safety, each citizen can take an active role in the safety and security of our state.