NJ resident’s tip leads to arrest of Texas man for social media mosque threat
A suburban Houston man has been jailed after a New Jersey resident warned that he had posted messages on social media in which he threatened to "shoot up a mosque."
Clayton Alexander Cansler was booked Tuesday into the Fort Bend County jail on $10,000 bond, charged with making a terroristic threat. The offense is a third-degree felony punishable upon conviction by 2 to 10 years in prison.
In a statement, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said it was advised by police in Gloucester County, New Jersey, that a resident there had reported receiving the threats.
The messages were traced to the 26-year-old Cansler, who was arrested peacefully at his job at the Sugar Land Municipal Airport.
No weapons were found. Jail records list no attorney for Cansler.
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