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Police: Man threatened to drive car into school, 'start killing kids'

A Texarkana police officer arrests Joshua Surman on Nov. 14. (Source: KSLA News 12) A Texarkana police officer arrests Joshua Surman on Nov. 14. (Source: KSLA News 12)
TEXARKANA, USA (KSLA) -

A Texarkana man is jail after reportedly threatening to harm schoolchildren.

Authorities say 35-year-old Joshua Jermaine Surman walked into a mental health facility in Texarkana, Ark., in search of help.

He told his therapist "he was going to drive his car into an elementary school and start killing kids" if he didn't get the help he was seeking, a police report shows.

After a brief search, Surman was found at a residence in the 2200 block of West 11th Street on the Texas side of the city.

He was arrested on some outstanding warrants, authorities said, and additional charges are possible.

"Here at TAPD, we are going to investigate every threat that is made by anyone to the furthest extent of the law," Texarkana, Ark., police spokeswoman Kristie Bennett said.

"We are not going to overlook anybody's intentions that they may or may not be acting out of anger or being upset. We are going to investigate it as if it is a real threat or viable threat every time."

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