Police officers in East Los Angeles detained a man Friday morning after he made threats of violence should Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden pulls ahead of Trump in Georgia Biden takes lead in Georgia, makes gains in Pennsylvania Gore: This election is ‘completely different’ than 2000 MORE be elected president, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The man, who remains unidentified, is accused of taking to social media and threatening to commit a mass shooting in the event that Biden is victorious in this year’s presidential election.
In an Instagram video that has since been deleted, the man allegedly said, “If Biden gets in, I’m just going to do like a school shooter, just take out all these Democrats.”
While the man was taken into custody as local police and the FBI look into the case and search his home, he has not been charged or formally arrested, according to NBC.
“The FBI is aware of the reported threats, and we’re working with our partners. The subject is being evaluated by state officials. The federal government has not made any arrest nor filed charges at this time,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
Cities around the country have been on high alert for election-related violence, with many taking precautions such as boarding up buildings and increasing the presence of law enforcement. Multiple incidents have already been reported, including a Philadelphia convention center plot and Pennsylvania bomb threat.
Biden is leading four key battleground states, inching closer to winning the White House.