Man allegedly threatened Taylor Swift with bomb, called her father and managers

A suspected stalker obsessed with Taylor Swift has been arrested on charges of stalking Taylor Swift and threatening management.

Mitchell Taebel, 36, is accused of showing up at Swift’s Nashville mansion after sending photos of the weapon to Swift’s management team and threatening to “destroy it.”

Taybel is also suspected of contacting and leaving messages to Swift’s father, who is reportedly Swift’s “soulmate” and the only person who can protect her. I was told it was human.

Mr. Tebell was arrested by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office on June 2 on multiple federal charges.

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A headshot of Mitchell Tebel provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Tebel was arrested this week on federal charges. (Laporte County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect reportedly drove from his Long Beach, Calif. home to Swift’s apartment on May 5, where he broke in through an unlocked door.

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“I went [Swift’s] In my opinion, anyone who thinks it’s illegal in any way to go to someone’s apartment and see if they want to see them should be killed. They would die on the spot from a heart attack,” Taybel reportedly said on Instagram after visiting the mansion.

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Taylor Swift, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Feel Pop Artist, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Country Album, Favorite Feel Feel Country Artist and Artist of the Year poses in the press room for the 2022 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. ((Photo credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage))

Security guards spotted Taybel at Swift’s Nashville show the next day as well, and avoided a concert ban by purchasing tickets second-hand.

Swift’s management company obtained a restraining order on May 11.

After an unsuccessful attempt to gain access to Swift, Taybel reportedly posted a series of threats on social media, at one point stating, “My death wish is that everyone involved in not meeting to be executed,” he said.

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Taylor Swift performs on stage during ‘Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour’ at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Scott Eisen via Getty Images)


The social media videos posted by Mr. Tebel also reportedly contained widespread racist content.

Tebel is currently in prison and charged with stalking, threatening, invading privacy and harassment for attempting to communicate with the pop superstar and his staff.

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