Man arrested after threatening to shoot people during Southern homecoming parade
BATON ROUGE - A 27-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot people during the Southern University Homecoming Parade on social media.
According to arrest records, the suspect, Michael Jackson, lives close by to where the parade will take place. Jackson was reportedly involved in a shooting in this area on Aug. 17, 2017, according to arrest records.
Jackson posted a picture of himself on social media as part of the threat, with what appears to be a military issue body armor vest and a silver revolver in his right hand, according to arrest records.
The threat caused "serious concern and disruption to the general public," according to arrest records.
Jackson was "actively engaging with others on social media in reference to this set of events," according to arrest records.
Authorities then went to the residence located on Curtis Street, where Jackson's mother said he did not live there. Detectives left a card and advised the mother he is supposed to stay at her residence as terms of his bond on previous charges, according to arrest records.
Later, detectives received a phone call from Jackson who said he was at his mother's residence. Deputies then contacted Jackson and placed him in custody.
Jackson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of terrorizing.
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