SAPD: Man threatened to 'shoot up' Councilman Clayton Perry's office

Nathan Harrell, 30, arrested; Perry taking more security precautions

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Max Massey - Reporter/Anchor, David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police arrested a 30-year-old man after he threatened to "shoot up" the office of a city councilman.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Nathan Harrell called the field office of District 10 City Councilman Clayton Perry on June 5 and asked for a face-to-face meeting with Perry, when the conversation became hostile.

The affidavit said the call with Perry's staff was confrontational and that Harrell said he felt targeted at a young age. Harrell referenced mass shootings and said he had access to both guns and body armor, police said.

Following the threat, the office was evacuated and shut down for the rest of the day.

"That is unnerving, getting that call in an office in a public office like this," Perry said. "In today's environment, you don't like to take things in a cavalier attitude, because you just don't know. Again, staff did a great job, they did what they should be doing."

Police said Harrell was previously investigated for threats to his past employer after threatening to bomb his employer's location.

Harrell is charged with making terroristic threats to a public servant.

Perry said he and his staff are not taking any chances going forward.

"We are taking more security precautions than we have in the past," he said.

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