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Police: Fairfax man arrested after profanity, threats to officers over calls to dispatch

Charles Swett. (Fairfax County Police Department)

FAIRFAX, Va. (WJLA) - A man has been arrested after police said he repeatedly called Fairfax County police dispatchers to curse the call takers and threaten to kill officers if they returned to his house.

Charles Swett, 56, of Fairfax, was arrested and charged Tuesday with the use of profane or threatening language over the phone.

According to Fairfax County police, officers were called to 4890 Alliance Drive around 5:24 p.m. Tuesday by a man reporting an assault. When they arrived, Swett – who police said was intoxicated – refused to press charges and demanded they leave his residence.

After officers took the report and left, the man allegedly repeatedly called Fairfax County dispatch to curse at the call takers. A police supervisor, in an attempt to get Swett to stop, went to his house twice to tell him he could not call and curse at the call takers.

Once the supervisor left, though, Swett reportedly continued to call and made threats saying he would kill officers if they returned to his house.

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