Arkansas State Police have announced the firing and subsequent investigation in 29-year-old Wisam “Troy” Algburi. The Muslim employee was fired after he was heard threatening to “blow up” the Black River Law Enforcement Training Academy that he was attending.
Algburi worked for the Marion Police Department for approximately two months on restrictive duty before going to the academy. It is a common practice for many departments, especially in smaller to hire recruits and then send them to a regional academy when it becomes available. In the case of Marion, Arkansas, that academy is at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, AK.
Rought four weeks into the academy he made the threat and was kicked out and arrested. Naturally, Marion PD fired him. It is thankful that Algburi didn’t get through the academy or get to attempt to carry out his threat.
The Black River Technical College campus is still on high alert. So far, no motive for the threat has been revealed. Lieutenant Tony Saylors with the Black Rock Technical College Police Department stated;
“We have a lot of extra officers in and around the place, a lot more of the city’s participation with this situation and the county is also providing officers at different times.”
The main reason for all the added security? Algburi is already out on bond. “Keep your eyes open, everybody was provided with a photo of him and they need to give someone a holler or immediately call 911 if he is seen,” Saylors said. “Anytime you have a student that is expelled, they are angry and nowadays, you can’t take a chance because you don’t know what that person is going to do.”