A 28-year-old man was arrested by Denton police Wednesday and charged for a terroristic threat at the Denton County Courthouse and the Center For Women.
According to a press release from the Denton Police Department, while officers were responding to a call for service Tuesday night, they were contacted by 28-year-old Peshwaz Azad Waise, who was speaking irrationally and making comments about Allah and God. However, because Peshwaz was not in violation of any law, the officers continued to the original call.
Later, University of North Texas Police met Peshwaz at the IHOP restaurant on campus after responding to a call about a disturbance. Peshwaz was still speaking irrationally and was issued a notice of trespass, according to the release.
Sometime after being instructed to leave UNT property, Peshwaz then showed up inside the Center for Women on Bonnie Brae Street where he began insisting they take the Koran from him and that if they did not give the Koran to the chaplain or chapel, they would die. When officers arrived at the scene, he had already left.
However, police say he was not gone for long. Shortly after the episode at the CFW, Peshwaz showed up at the Denton County Courthouse on McKinney Street where he told officers at the security checkpoint that he was “the King.”
While being escorted outside by sheriff deputies he said, “I’m imposing the death penalty on you,” and “anybody who touches me is going to bleed.”
Because of his behavior, DPD officers were able to obtain an arrest warrant for terroristic threat for Peshwaz and he was transported to the Denton City Jail, while his vehicle outside the courthouse is being processed for precautionary reasons, the release said.
The investigation is ongoing.