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Published October 20, 2011, 09:45 PM

Authorities looking into Facebook threats after Barnesville arson fires

Barnesville, MN (WDAY TV) - The Barnesville arson investigation is spanning the globe. Federal agencies have been called in to help after a significant number of frightening Facebook posts.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The Barnesville arson investigation is spanning the globe. Federal agencies have been called in to help after a significant number of frightening Facebook posts. The FBI is following leads because of threatening comments on Andvik's Facebook. Some say "go spear yourself", "karma will get you", or even call her sick or inappropriate names. The investigation stretches states, even countries, from as far as Germany and Australia. Authorities are going directly through Facebook to get IP addresses. That is taking a long time. Clay County's sheriff calls the case very challenging, because a large dynamic of it surrounds the internet.

Bill Bergquist – Clay County Sheriff: “Well, you know we're working on many things. As we all know there's been lots of things on the computers. We're going through every one, piece by piece.”

Bergquist says the investigation has gone overboard because of the Facebook messages.

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