San Diego CEO resigns over threats to kill Donald Trump

Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 11:20:36-05
SAN DIEGO -- The CEO of a San Diego startup who threatened to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump has resigned.
Matt Harrigan, the founder of PacketSled, a cybersecurity firm, came under fire for comments he posted on his Facebook account on election night.
The Facebook page has since been deleted, but his comments surfaced on Reddit. According to screenshots posted on Reddit, one of the comments was "Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the whitehouse that suits you mother******. I'll find you."
After learning about the comments, the company issued the following statement on Monday:
"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. These comments do not reflect the views or opinions of PacketSled, its employees, investors or partners. Our CEO has been placed on administrative leave."

However, in the early morning hours Tuesday, PacketSled announced on its Twitter page that Matthew Harrigan had resigned. 

Harrigan also issued apologies on his Twitter account: