Man Made Facebook Threat to Bury Westport Police Officer Alive: Police

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Police arrested a Westport man who is accused of threatening on Facebook to bury a police officer alive. 

Police officers responded to Westport Public Library on Sept. 10 after someone found a threatening message on a computer screen and spoke with staff, as well as a patron. The patron reported trying to log onto Facebook on a public computer and seeing a post on the page of 58-year-old Lawrence Kozar, of Westport. 

Police said Kozar did not log out of his Facebook account and the other patron noticed a threatening post on his page that indicated that he would bury a Westport Officer alive. 

Police said they determined Kozar was using that specific computer and said he was accused in August of threatening an officer in the lobby of police headquarters and referenced that officer in the threat. 

Police obtained aa warrant for Kozar and police found him on Main Street on Oct. 1.

Kozar was charged with second-degree threatening. He was held on a $5,000 bond and is due in court in Norwalk on Oct. 6.

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