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Arrest made in threat to UNG professor

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.

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. 

An investigation by the GBI and the UNG Police Department resulted in the arrest Aug. 4 of Jose Gomez, 23, by the Alpharetta Police Department. 

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

Compiled from a GBI press release.