The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) recently announced that it has arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly making threats towards supporters of Ahmaud Arbery that authorities have labeled a “hoax.” Rawshawn Smith allegedly created a Facebook profile under another person’s name to threaten a “mass shooting” of Arbery supporters. He has been charged with the dissemination of information relating to terroristic acts.
The New York Post reports that a 20-year-old man named Rashawn Smith has been arrested by authorities in Georgia for allegedly threatening protests in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. Smith was taken into custody in Midway, Georgia, and charged with dissemination of information relating to terroristic acts according to the Georgia Bureau of Information.
The agency posted a tweet that stated that “Smith created a Facebook User ID of an unwitting individual to post a hoax threat.”
The GBI stated that they were made aware of the post at 11:55 pm on Saturday. Smith’s arrest comes just days after hundreds of protestors gathered before the Glynn County courthouse calling for justice in Arbery’s death.