Man reportedly threatens to "kill kids" if he doesn't get help

Man reportedly threatens to "kill kids" if he doesn't get help

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - A Texarkana man is behind bars after police say he made threats against children Tuesday.

After a short search, Texarkana police arrested Joshua Surman at a home on the Texas side of the city.

Police were looking for Surman after he reportedly made threats at a Texarkana, AR mental health facility.

Surman walked into the facility voluntarily requesting help, according to the police report. He told a therapist he was going to drive his car into an elementary school and start killing kids.

Surman left the mental health facility and was later found at a home in the 2200 block of West 11th.

"Here at TAPD, we are going to investigate every threat that is made by anyone to further extent of the law. We are not going to overlook anybody intentions that they may or may not be acting out of anger or being upset," said TAPD spokeswoman Kristie Bennett. "We are going to investigate if it is a real threat or viable threat every time."

Further charges against Surman are pending.

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