Just days after 49 club-goers were shot dead in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, an anonymous post to Craigslist has revealed terrorists may be targeting another U.S. city for mass murder.
According to Western Journalism, the post was submitted in the “men seeking men” forum of the San Diego Craigslist. It was called “We Need More Orlando’s (sic)” and featured a picture of a revolver being fired.
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“Orlando was long overdue,” the post read. “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…”
An internet user saw the ad and sent it to local news outlet KGTV, who quickly handed it over to the police department. Craigslist has taken the ad down while the San Diego police investigate.
Emily Thode of KGTV said that it’s “unthinkable, mind-boggling, and scary that someone would target people already in so much pain.”
It is unclear if the post was meant as a troll, or if it was a credible threat. Regardless, the San Diego police have added extra patrols in communities with high concentrations of LGBT community members.
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