Fulton Co. correctional officer arrested, accused of making terroristic threats

Eric Sweet Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Fulton County, NY (WRGB) -- Police have arrested a Fulton County correctional officer accused of making terroristic threats. Sgt. Eric Sweet was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Richard Giardino, Sweet made remarks at the correctional facility on November 10 where he stated he would go into the control room, get a secured weapon, shoot the control room locking down the facility, then shoot a lieutenant. He continued to say that he would make the captain watch as he shot both inmates and other correction officers. Sweet admitted to making the statements and said it was a joke and he was just venting.

Sheriff Giardino immediately placed him on paid administrative leave.

According to the sheriff, Sweet had numerous issues with the administration last year. He said Sweet is innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

Sheriff Giardino says that “in this day and age, just stating such things raises all kinds of red flags. It elevates the seriousness, when it’s a member of law enforcement who makes the statements.”

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