UPDATE: Police arrest man accused of making anti-gay threats in East Atlanta VillageAn Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons
A man has been arrested and is accused of making threats against the gay community via messages written on credit card receipts in the East Atlanta Village
Project Q Atlanta reports that police have arrested Joshua Magnussen. He is accused of making terroristic threats. Police also confirmed the arrest to Decaturish. To read the Project Q story, click here.
Earlier in the day police confirmed the investigation into the threats, which were being widely discussed on Facebook. The posts showed pictures of the receipts from local restaurants with messages allegedly written by the suspect.
“We’re aware of this incident and our Homeland Security Unit is investigating it,” a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department said on the morning of June 20. “Once more information becomes available we will advise.”
WSB-TV initially reported the story, but their report has since been removed from the TV station’s website. A producer at the station told Decaturish that some elements of the story needed further investigation.