Suspect arrested for threatening to ‘shoot and kill everyone’ at DHHR

West Virginia
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A man was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening to “shoot and kill everyone inside” the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources office in Nicholas County. 

According to a criminal complaint, George Leonard Barnes, 29, of Swiss, contacted a Child Protective Services worker at the Nicholas County DHHR Office regarding a case involving Barnes.

Barnes allegedly made demands to the CPS worker about how he wanted his case handled.

During this time, another DHHR employee overheard Barnes say he would come to the office and “kill everyone inside” before stating that he would specifically “shoot and kill” the CPS worker. 

Barnes was arraigned at Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

He’s facing one count of terroristic threats.

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