Anchorage Man Arrested for Making Threatening Statements Against Police Officer
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that, early this morning, FBI Special Agents in New York City arrested Tyler Bateman, 27, of Anchorage, for making threatening statements against an Anchorage business and an Anchorage Police Officer.
Bateman has been charged with two counts of threatening interstate communications. According to the Criminal Complaint, it is alleged that, on Feb. 26, 2018, Bateman threatened via text messages to shoot and bomb an Anchorage business. Later that same day, it is further alleged that Bateman threatened, via social media, to shoot and poison an Anchorage Police Officer and “several other people.”
The FBI and APD conducted the investigation leading to the charges in this case. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonas M. Walker.
A Criminal Complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.