Cuba man charged with making terrorist threat

The Cuba Police Department has arrested a local man for making terrorist threats after he allegedly coughed toward customers and wrote COVID on the inside of a cooler door at a local business on Tuesday.



Police officers dispatched to a local business for the report of a male subject causing a disturbance. Upon officers arriving, they spoke to the employee who reported the incident. The employee stated there had been a male subject inside of the store who had been purposely coughing toward other customers.

The employee also stated the same man had written COVID on the inside of a cooler door with his fingers after breathing on it. It was also alleged the male had placed his hands down his pants and then rubbed a cooler door handle. As a result of his actions, the store was closed and sanitized.

After further investigation it was determined the male was identified as 33-year-old John Swaller of Cuba. Swaller has been taken in to custody and formally charged with making a terroristic threat 2nd degree. He is currently being held on a $25,000 bond.