Gov. Scott Walker received an online death threat Friday, with a poster on Facebook asking if it wouldn't be better to kill the governor instead of mounting a recall election, Capitol police reported.
Capitol police confirmed the death threat on Monday, three days after it had been posted on Facebook. The posting was removed from Facebook on Monday.
Chief Charles Tubbs said police became aware of the threat on Monday, and identified and interviewed the poster.
"Capitol police takes any threat directed towards those who visit or work in the Capitol seriously," Tubbs said in a news release Monday.
The chief added the department generally does not comment on specific security issues.
Milwaukee radio station WTMJ reported what was posted online:
On the Facebook page "Recall Walker Kick Off Rally," a woman with the screen name "Regan Cowan" wrote, "Rather than recall him...Can we kill him instead? Just curious."
"Dee Her" responded, "HA!!! He's signed a bill allowing conceal carry IN the Capitol...Someone just may get away with it!!!"
To which Cowan responded, "I'm game!"
WTMJ said Walker has extra security now.
Walker did not comment on the threat.