Tech CEO Fired for Trump Death Threats

Matt Harrigan, CEO of the San Diego-based cybersecurity firm PacketSled, was fired Tuesday after a series of Facebook posts by Harrigan threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump went viral on Reddit. “I’m going to kill the president. Elect.” and “Bring it secret service.” Another comment suggested he would get a sniper rifle and perch himself near the presidential residency. “Find a bedroom in the whitehouse [sic] that suits you motherfucker. I’ll find you.” Harrigan posted the comments in response to the election results. The CEO was placed on administrative leave by PacketSled shortly after the posts became wide-spread. In a statement on PacketSled's website, Harrigan explained that the statements were “intended to be a joke... and only privately shared as such.” The apology has since been removed, but a new post stating that the board of directors has “accepted the resignation of President and CEO Matthew Harrigan, effective immediately” was put on the site.