Just one day after Devin Patrick Kelley gunned down dozens of people at a Texas Baptist church, another tragedy may have been avoided in Washington, D.C., thanks to some heads-up police work.
Dallas, Texas resident Michael Arega was arrested in the nation’s capitol on Monday afternoon, reportedly on his way to the White House to kill “all white police,” according to a U.S. Secret Service statement.
Around 3 p.m., the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department sent a tip to the Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division to be on the lookout for Arega, who left plenty of clues via social media before heading to D.C. from his Texas home.
According to Heavy.com, “online records show that Arega operated a construction company in the Dallas area named Rehoboth Concrete Construction.”
On Monday, Arega’s Facebook profile showed him “checked in” at the White House.
The Secret Service has arrested a man, Michael Arega of Dallas, who traveled to D.C. to “kill all white police” at the White House. pic.twitter.com/dPveeLV33I
— Scott (@TheAlabamaBeard) November 6, 2017
Arega, also wrote “Kill him in Jesus name!!” above a conservative news post about President Trump’s reaction to the Texas shooting.
Oddly, only one week before Arega wrote “True and real news. May God bless our President Donald Trump” above a video posted by President Trump’s Facebook account:
Here are several other cryptic messages posted to Arega’s Facebook account after the “kill all white police” gem:
“Our world should be free from this guy and we will be free in Jesus name.”
“I dismantle the power of darkness in the powerful name of Jesus Christ from USA land.”
“I remove the power of darkness from USA in the powerful name of Jesus Christ.”
“Put Him on Jail Donald J Trump in Maighty Name of JESUS CHRRIST !!”
Arega was arrested near Lafayette Park, unarmed and without incident about an hour after the alert, and brought to the Metropolitan Police Department to face charges of making felony threats.
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