Man faces charges after threatening to shoot Colorado state Sen. Laura Woods

Man faces charges over Facebook threat to Colorado senator


An Arvada man has been arrested after police say he sent a threatening message to a state lawmaker on Facebook.

Police say the 21-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday after Sen. Laura Woods received a message from the suspect, who threatened to shoot her and her family.

Woods says she had been in a town hall meeting when she opened the message.

Police responded after Woods notified them of the threat.

The suspect faces charges of harassment involving use of a computer and is set to appear in court Monday.