Facebook posts led to arrest in threats

Team Radio Marketing Group - October 5, 2017 1:20 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A police official says a man in custody for allegedly threatening shootings in Oklahoma City and San Antonio similar to the one in Las Vegas was arrested after his social media posts caught people’s attention.

Oklahoma City Capt. Bo Mathews says several people sent messages to police alerting them that Roderick Lamar Robinson had posted on Facebook that he would kill people in those cities in a manner similar to Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead.

A page that appears to be Robinson’s contained no such threats on Wednesday.

Mathews says the 39-year-old Robinson was arrested Tuesday in the Oklahoma City suburb of Warr Acres on a terroristic hoax warrant. Jail records show Robinson remained in custody Wednesday. No attorney is listed to speak on his behalf.

Robinson was charged with a bomb hoax in Oklahoma City federal court.
A news article from that hoax described Robinson as an ex-convict with a history of mental problems.

That bomb scare forced an evacuation of the federal office building in Oklahoma City. Streets around the federal building were closed for hours. No bombs were found.

 

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