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Census worker threatened near Austin, Minn.

Someone must have been listening to all that smack talk about the U.S. Census.
A 46-year-old female census worker was allegedly threatened last week by a 60-year-old rural Austin resident.

Someone must have been listening to all that smack talk about the U.S. Census.

A 46-year-old female census worker was allegedly threatened last week by a 60-year-old rural Austin resident. The worker was going door to door in rural Austin to follow up on residents who didn’t return their census forms was

According to the Austin Daily Herald, the man was arrested and charges are pending related to making terroristic threats and resisting arrest.

Officials said the man ordered the census worker off his property, then followed her when she went to a neighbor’s house. He allegedly said he would shoot her if she didn’t leave his property.

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Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi told the paper that the man then fought with deputies called to the scene. The man claimed that he never talked to a census employee, nor has he ever spoken with any woman who drives a van.