Eric Sheppard, the self-proclaimed “terrorist towards white people” who started a viral flag-stomping challenge, has been arrested in Florida Thursday on charges that he brought a gun on campus in April.
Sheppard, 21, started what became known as the #EricSheppardChallenge on the Valdosta State University campus in April, inspiring people across the country to trample the U.S. flag in protest of white supremacy and racism in America.
However, Sheppard went silent when law enforcement began looking for him over the gun he allegedly brought on campus at Valdosta State University. A warrant was eventually issued for his arrest after officers reportedly found a gun belonging to Sheppard in a backpack.
Deputies in Lowndes County said Sheppard then “fled the county,” according to KFOR-TV. The suspect was located and taken into custody after U.S. Marshals got involved in the search.
Sheppard will reportedly be extradited back to Lowndes County where he will face the gun charge.
In the video below, he explains his justification behind the "challenge."
"I'm a terrorist towards lies, I'm a terrorists towards liars, I'm a terrorist towards those who are weak. So, yes, I am a terrorist towards white people," he said.