Man accused of threatening to shoot officer

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man has been arrested after police say he threatened to shoot a police officer.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, the police department received a call from Customs and Border Protection in reference to a social media video threatening Harlingen officers.

In the video, Harlingen resident Chad Michael Mollish, 22, is speaking with a Harlingen Police Officer on a traffic stop, police said. Immediately after Mollish is released by the officer, he is seen entering his vehicle, displaying a handgun to the camera and threatening to shoot the officer the next time he is stopped, police said.

After reviewing the video, investigators with the Harlingen Police Department Major Crimes Unit drafted a terroristic threat report and sought a warrant for the arrest of Mollish.

At approximately 9 p.m., investigators located Mollish near the 1400 block of Vermont and took him into custody.

During a search of Mollish and his vehicle, officers recovered several pills packaged for distribution and a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Mollish was transported to the police department without incident.

He was arraigned on two third-degree felony charges of terroristic threat and possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $100,000.

Mollish has been arrested before.

According to information in a police press release, Mollish was arrested in 2015 for threatening two people with a knife.

He was arrested on felony assault charges.