Tech CEO resigns after death threats to Trump
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The CEO of a San Diego-based technology company reportedly resigned Tuesday after death threats he made against President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign MORE went viral.


PacketSled's Matt Harrigan posted multiple threats against Trump on Facebook, which later went viral on Reddit, according to a report in The Daily Beast.

“I’m going to kill the president. Elect,” Harrigan wrote in one post. “Bring it secret service.”

The cybersecurity company said in a statement Tuesday that it accepted Harrigan's resignation, "effective immediately."

"We want to be very clear, PacketSled does not condone the comments made by Mr. Harrigan, which do not reflect the views or opinions of the company, its employees, investors or partners," the statement read.

In a prior statement posted to the company website Monday, PacketSled said Harrigan had been put on administrative leave.

"PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO, seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries," the first statement read.