DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida authorities have arrested a U.S. Army veteran after he allegedly threatened to “murder as many people as I can” in an online post.
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office arrested the 45-year-old Florida man on Thursday and charged him with making written threats to commit a mass shooting or act of terrorism.
Sheriff’s officials identified the suspect as Leo Arong Jr. of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Authorities say the messages were posted on YouTube during a PBS News Hour live video.
Several of the posts were anti-Semitic and referred to the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead.
Sheriff’s officials say Arong told them that he did not mean what he wrote and was merely spoofing another online poster.
No guns were found at the suspect’s home.
(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)