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Job coaches in fear after Facebook stabbing threat

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Job coaches in fear after Facebook stabbing threat
15:41 CEST+02:00
A 27-year old job seeker from northern Sweden is being prosecuted for threatening to stab his job coaches with a series of violent threats on Facebook.

The man, who lives in Sundsvall, had threatened five job coaches and published an angry rant on his Facebook page where he said "I'm going to stab, stab," Sveriges Television (SVT) reported.

"I'll start next Monday with a glorious stab Monday. I'm going to be on the news as the madman who stabbed several people to death," wrote the man.

He added; "I can't wait until Monday because then I'll stab and stab and sadistically lower my rage."

In addition to the Facebook threat, he also sent a threatening email to three job coaches saying he would shoot them in the back of the head.

An executive with the Academedia Eductus job coaching agency said they had a client who "didn't behave as he should" in the days before the online abuse started.

"We asked him to leave the premises and he was displeased and outraged. We had to ask the police for help."

In his threatening email to the job coaches, the man attached a picture of himself holding a knife along with a video of him also brandishing a knife plus pictures of crosses.

After being ejected from the premises, the 27-year old posted his threatening messages over the weekend. Following the incident on the premises the owners changed the door code and hired security guards to maintain a presence during office hours.

He is currently being prosecuted for unlawful threats.

One of the job coaches was forced to go into hiding after the verbal threats which took place in January.

"We were of course terribly scared. The whole incident felt unreal," said an executive of Academedia Eductus to SVT.

According to the local Dagbladet newspaper the man has confessed to the crime and said he is willing to accept the punishment but did add that he felt he was treated badly on the job coaching course.

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