Palmer said that he was not in hiding, as some media outlets in the U.S. and overseas had stated, adding that he has kept his profile low because of “some safety issues” for his family.

“This has been especially hard on my wife and my daughter,” he said, at times with his forearms on the conference table and hands folded in front of him, other times leaning back, listening intently.

“They’ve been threatened in the social media, and again … I don’t understand that level of humanity to come after people not involved at all.”…

Bloomington Police Deputy Chief Mike Hartley said Sunday night that “we’re not going to dedicate personnel” upon Palmer’s return [Tuesday]. We still have a security camera out in the lot there. We knew, eventually, he was going to return.”