Minnesota Timberwolves forward arrested for "terroristic" threats

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Minnesota Timberwolves' Dante Cunningham has been arrested for a second time in three days for what has been described as sending "terroristic" threats, according to ESPN.

Police in Medina, Minnesota released a statement on Monday declaring that the power forward had been taken in again for suspicion of making terrorist threats, just days after being charged with felony domestic assault for an incident involving his girlfriend.

Authorities said they received a call from the woman in the early morning hours on Sunday saying that Cunningham had violated a protection order by contacting her.

"When the officer arrived and reviewed the messages, they were direct and rose to a terroristic level," the police statement read.

The woman, who had been living with Cunningham for 18 months, told officials on Thursday that the NBA man kicked down a door, slammed her against a wall and choked her for 15-20 seconds before relenting, the Associated Press reported.

He was arrested for the second time on Sunday and held.

Cunningham is averaging 6.0 points a game this season, to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in the 19.5 minutes he is on the court.

The fifth year veteran was drafted out of Villanova in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft, and is the back up to Kevin Love.

Cunnningham is in the final year of his contract, and becomes an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.

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