Police in La Plata, Maryland, have arrested a man after he posted a tweet calling for the murder of white people in the town.
Charles Hollins arrested in La Plata, Md. 'Kill all the white people' tweet: http://t.co/WVhIwzsDTV
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 4, 2015
The 20 year old, Charles Hollins, was charged Wednesday. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.
“TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA,” the message reads.
The tweet was deleted and the account suspended.
The La Plata Police posted a statement on the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:
“UPDATE: The La Plata Police Department identified the individual who tweeted the threat against La Plata residents. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Threats of Mass Violence. An arrest warrant was issued for:
“HOLLINS, Carlos Anthony, B/M/6-02/140/Black Hair/Brown Eyes/D.O.B. 2/2/1995 of Waldorf, Maryland.
“At 2047 hours, Mr. Hollins was taken into custody without incident by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in Waldorf.
“On September 2, 2015 at approximately 4:43 p.m. the La Plata Police Department was alerted to a threat of violence against La Plata residents that was made on social media. The agency is working with allied law enforcement agencies to establish the credibility of the threat and the identity of the individual. The tweet read: IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA”
“More information will be forthcoming. The Department has added extra officers to patrol in an effort to protect the public.”
In early August, the leader of the Nation, Louis Farrakhan, called for 10,000 black Americans to “rise up and kill those who kill us.”
Farrakhan has since released a video claiming he did not issue a call for murder.
During his nationally syndicated radio show on Thursday, Alex Jones addressed Farrakhan’s remarks: