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DPS: Trooper arrested after threatening to kill coworker

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 00:32:34-04

PHOENIX — Authorities say an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill another employee of the agency.

DPS officials say Edward Swan made the threat in front of his supervisor during a meeting last Friday.

"If I ever see that guy in a bar, I am going to fight him," Swan is alleged to have said as another DPS employee tried to calm him down, according to court records.

The 48-year-old Swan was taken into custody by state detectives Saturday on suspicion of making verbal death threats. Swan, who is a Gilbert resident, has worked for DPS for eight years.

Maricopa County court documents show the threatened employee plans to seek prosecution.

That employee's name hasn't been released.

Swan was released on his own recognizance and faces an Aug. 15 arraignment hearing.