Michael Arega, a 37-year-old from Dallas, TX, was arrested near the White House today after the Secret Service received a tip about a threat the man made, saying he will “kill all the white police”.
A threat he made on Facebook and even told people he was heading to the White House.
“Now i am going to there to white House make sure kill All white POLICE !!” said one post by Arega.
Another post read: “Put him on jail Donald J Trump mighty name of Jesus Christ.”
At around 4 p.m. Eastern time, Arega “checked in” to the White House via Facebook.
What kind of freaking moron… I mean… I can barely wrap my head around this idiot! Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he was so transparent because in all seriousness with the outbreak of left-leaning shooters as of late who knows what would have happened!
He was obviously serious enough to actually travel from his home in Texas all the way to Washington, DC… that is not a small trip.
Hopefully, authorities will be able to release more details as they come to light.
As reported by Gregory Korte, Kevin Johnson for USA Today:
Police in suburban Montgomery County, Md. sent a be-on-the-lookout notice to the Secret Service for Michael Arega just before 3 p.m. Monday, the Secret Service said.
A little more than an hour later, Secret Service officers spotted Arega on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue and arrested him “without incident,” spokesman Shawn Holtzclaw said. He was not armed.
The law enforcement agencies sprung into action after getting a tip from Arega’s ex-wife that he had posted threats on Facebook. “Now i am going to there to white House make sure kill All white POLICE !!” read one post. Another said, “Put him on jail Donald J Trump mighty name of Jesus Christ.”