Police are investigating an online threat of violence to San Diego’s LGBT community that read, “You’re next.”
On Tuesday evening a viewer for 2 Works for You sister station in San Diego, 10News, saw the post in the men-seeking-men section of the Craigslist San Diego personal ads. He took a screenshot and sent it to the station before the post was flagged and removed.
The post is titled, “We need more Orlando’s (sic).” It is accompanied by a photo of a hand firing a revolver with a bullet coming out of the barrel.
The post read: “Orlando was long overdue. Cleanse your community of the filth that gives decent gay men and women a bad name. Those people were walking diseases, bug chasers, and thank god for AIDS and 9-11 and now Orlando. San Diego you are next…”
10News sent the screenshot to the San Diego Police Department and the FBI.
SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl said the department will investigate the post. Wahl emphasized that police have had extra officers on patrol in places where people gather in the wake of the Orlando shooting.
FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth told 10News the FBI will assist the SDPD with the investigation if need be. Foxworth added that, as of Tuesday night, there were no known specific and credible threats against San Diego.