ST. PAUL -- A former KSTP-TV worker told the station’s security director he wanted his job back and said, “You know what happened yesterday in Maryland,” the day after a gunman killed five people at a newspaper in that state, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday, July 2.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office charged Rusty Gene Arntson, 36, with threats of violence, a felony.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office charged Arntson of Brooklyn Center on Monday with threats of violence. Arnston was formerly a KSTP-TV station employee and allegedly referenced Maryland, the day after five people were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, in a phone call with the company’s security director, according to a criminal complaint.

Arntson was fired from Hubbard Broadcasting, which owns KSTP-TV, last year “after he had a confrontation with a female coworker who he blamed for causing him to have a previous suspension,” the complaint said.

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