Man arrested in threat to UNG professor was student

An Alpharetta man has been arrested in connection with threats made to a University of North Georgia professor.

The UNG Police Department requested assistance Aug. 1 from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after threats were made against a professor via email and letter, according to a release received Wednesday, Aug. 8, from GBI Deputy Director Natalie L. Ammons.

Jose Gomez, 23, was arrested Aug. 4 by the Alpharetta Police Department following the UNG and GBI investigation and charged with terroristic threats and acts.

A UNG police report lists the name of professor Dlynn Armstrong-Williams, who is the political science and international affairs department head.

According to the release, the communications included a threat of gun violence to the professor, other staff and students if the professor did not resign.

UNG spokeswoman Sylvia Carson confirmed Williams was the recipient of the threat and that Gomez was enrolled at UNG.

“One email sparked the investigation. There was other communication,” Maine said.

When reached for comment, Williams deferred to UNG chief of staff Kate Maine.

Gomez was transported to the Lumpkin County Jail where he will face the charge in Lumpkin County Superior Court.

Citing the ongoing investigation, GBI and university officials did not release any further information.

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