PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- A Department of Public Safety Trooper has been arrested for reportedly making verbal death threats towards a fellow employee.
The alleged threats were made during a meeting on July 26, and happened in front of a DPS sergeant, according to court documents.
Police say Edward Swan, 48, of Gilbert, made "statements of violence and physical harm," according to the police report.
The police report states that "Swan said 'I hate that guy,' referring to his co-worker, and 'I'm gonna kill that [expletive.]'"
The sergeant replied, "No, you're not. I know you're upset but you can't say stuff like that."
Swan responded by saying, "I'm gonna [expletive] kill him," according to the police report.
The sergeant again said, "You can't say that and you know it."
The police report states that "Swan replied, 'If I ever see that guy in a bar, I am going to fight him. I'm gonna [expletive] him up."
The co-worker was notified of the threats and says he does desire prosecution.
Swan was booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail, but was released on his own recognizance.
He is set to be arraigned August 15.
Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety released the following statement about Swan's arrest:
"An Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper was arrested by State Detectives and booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail after making threats to kill another department employee.
Edward Swan, who has been with the agency for eight years, made the threats in the presence of his immediate supervisor during a meeting on July 26, 2019.
Both the criminal investigation and an internal investigation are on-going, and we cannot comment further."