A man from Dallas traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. with one mission: to "kill all white police" at the White House.
His plan was sabotaged before it got started though, because he told on himself on social media.
Michael Arega got to the nation’s capital Monday, and he did something many travelers do on trips: He checked in on Facebook.
Arega’s social media activity, however, landed him on the Secret Service’s radar. Here’s what he posted leading up to his Facebook check-in at the White House (spelling and grammar not corrected):
“Now I am going to there to White House make sure kill All white POLICE !!”
“I remove the power of darknes from USA in the powerful name of Jesus Christ !!”
“Put Him on Jail Donald J Trump in Mighty Name of JESUS CHRRIST !!”
Secret Service alerted
The Montgomery County Maryland Police Department got wind of Arega’s plans and alerted the Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division at about 3 p.m. Monday.
The Secret Service at the White House searched for Arega and arrested him an hour later on Pennsylvania Avenue.
It’s not clear how he was planning to “kill all white police,” or anyone for that matter, because he was unarmed.
Arega was charged with making felony threats.
(H/T Dallas Morning News)