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Two UTEP football players were arrested, their QB reportedly made a terroristic threat

UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley was arrested for making a terroristic threat according to police reports.

A second UTEP football player was arrested Saturday morning alongside quarterback Kai Locksley. Jail records show defensive lineman Tiano Tialavea was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct (fighting or pushing) and public intoxication.

UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley allegedly threatened to “empty” a gun magazine on to unknown individuals and was charged with making a terroristic threat.

Locksley was arrested Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Mesa. He is facing charges of DWI, Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces, terroristic threat and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

The office of El Paso County Constable Precinct No. 4 confirmed he was taken into custody Saturday in the 2500 block of Mesa at the same time Locksley was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI, terroristic threat, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana. 

Tialavea was booked into the El Paso County Downtown Jail and posted two surety bonds worth $1,000.

This is wild, it sounds like these UTEP players need to be focusing more on the game.

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