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UPDATE: Suspect Allegedly Assaults Officer, Urinates In Holding Cell

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SALISBURY, Md. - New details about the Salisbury man arrested for allegedly making threats to burn down his mother's house, attempting to attack her, then reportedly assaulting an officer.

"It was almost like a switch went off," described Lt. Tim Robinson with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Officer, when describing the suspect's behavior.

20-year-old Andrew Gibson is locked behind bars, after prompting a lock down at Pemberton Elementary School Wednesday. This after comments on Facebook, implying he would cause a "Sandy Hook like incident in the area."

"We don't know where the danger is going to be, is there going to be a shot in the neighborhood, is there going to be a vehicle type of situation, so we have to keep them in that safe zone until that's expired," said Dr. John Frederickson, Superintendent of Wicomico County Schools.

Some question Gibson's mental stability. According to his Facebook page, violent rants recently intensified. A status update from April 11th reads: "I hope all Salisbury dies and burns up and all the surrounding areas and your kids die." Another post mentioned taking his own life.

On Wednesday, officers say Gibson tried to attack his mother with a baseball bat, but say when a relative intervened, he fled.

"He was taken into custody without incident at the city park and we brought him back to the sheriffs office," said Lt. Robinson.

Once inside his cell, deputies say he lashed out. "He became very irate, very loud, yelling, belligerent, at one point he actually started using toilet paper to cover up the surveillance cameras," he said.

Gibson was inside the holding cell when he also allegedly assaulted an officer by trying to push him out. Minutes later, officers say he stripped down to his underwear, and urinated all over the cell.

It's still unclear what sparked the rage deputies say they witnessed. The latest post on Facebook reads: "This is calming I'm starting to feel relaxed."

This isn't Gibson's first run in with the police. WMDT found on the Maryland Case Search website that he was charged with malicious destruction of property in January. In years past, he was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct, and theft.

Authorities say the suspect's mother was not injured, and neither were the students at Pemberton Elementary.

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