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St. Louis police charged Robert Metzinger with making terrorist threats.  (photo credit: myspace)

St. Louis police charged Robert Metzinger with making terrorist threats. (photo credit: myspace)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - You’d think it’s common sense not to tweet jokes about the Boston Bombing, during the World Series.

But apparently not.

St. Louis police arrested a 31-year-old social media manager Friday for making terrorist threats as the Red Sox prepared to play the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. He allegedly send one tweet referencing pressure cookers, then another which said, “The #WorldSeries will be another finish line not crossed by #Boston.”

A probable cause statement released Tuesday said Robert Metzinger’s former employer alerted police last week to several threatening Twitter posts from an account that has since been disabled.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said when investigators learned of the threats, “we took immediate action to take the suspect into custody.”

It’s unclear if Metzinger planned to act on the threats.

Metzinger was release on bond and is scheduled to return to court in late November.

Dotson said at no time were fans and visitors at risk of harm.

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