Man Out on Bond After Allegedly Assaulting Officer, Making Threats

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COLUMBIA - Court documents obtained by KOMU 8 News say a man arrested for assault Tuesday also threatened to kill the family of the person he allegedly assaulted.

University of Missouri Police said 61-year-old Neil Hockley attempted to punch a staff member at the Missouri Psychiatric Center on Sept. 29. Documents say a University Hospital security officer attempted to restrain Hockley, but suffered a broken bone in the process. 

During the assessment, Hockley threatened to kill the staff member's family and another large group of people by "shooting them in the head."

The statement said Hockley is an employee of the IT Department at University Hospital.

Hockley posted bond Wednesday.

The victim of the alleged assault told KOMU 8 News he feels Hockley should be charged with making terrorist threats since he threatened a group. Hockley is charged with felony second degree assault.

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