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Charges: Cottage Grove man threatened 'massacre' in front of child

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An alleged gun-wielding Cottage Grove man threatened to kill himself and his wife in front of their young son.

“There is going to be a massacre here,” Matthew S. Snyder, 39, warned his wife, according to criminal charges filed against him.


Washington County prosecutors charged Snyder with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and with terroristic threats, both felonies, following a March 3 incident at his home in the 8000 block of Jergen Avenue.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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