Complaint: Suspected Gang Member Threatened Officer Online

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A suspected gang member faces criminal charges after threatening an officer on social media, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

Minneapolis police say 22-year-old Trevor Deontre Schlotfeldt-Gidney was denied entrance to a downtown club on Oct. 8 because the security guard — an off-duty officer — suspected he and others with him were part of a gang called YNT, or Young n’ Thuggin.

The criminal complaint says Schlotfeldt-Gidney, from New Hope, made several Facebook posts where he called out the officer by name. In one post, he wrote “Mfs need to wack his b—- a–.”

Investigators were able to link Schlotfeldt-Gidney to YNT, a gang police say has been involved in crimes such as murder, shootings and violent robberies.

Schlotfeldt-Gidney was charged with one count of making terroristic threats. He made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.

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