SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected of posting a racist threat on Twitter against the acting police chief.
The tweet, which was posted Saturday, included a photo of Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin beside an image of a guillotine and the caption “Let us behead this black man, please!”READ MORE: Family Holds Vigil, Seeks Accountability From Alameda Police Following In-Custody Death Of Mario Gonzalez
The post also included a sign that read, “White Trade Only.”
The tweet came from a Twitter account belonging to “LambofGod” (@BethesdaSavior), and the account features a link to a blog that focuses on white supremacy with posts of swastikas and lynchings.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Set To Deliver 1 Millionth Dose Amid Supply Influx - 'Something To Celebrate'
The day the tweet was posted, San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigation Division began a probe of the alleged criminal threats against the acting chief, according to a statement from San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi.
Monday, a warrant was served at a home on the 2600 block of Ortega Street and police arrested a suspect, identified as 60-year-old Donald Eric Hoganson, Manfredi said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: No Curfew Enacted After San Leandro Police Receive Threat Of Possible Looting At Bayfair Mall
Hoganson was in custody but had not yet formally been booked. Manfredi said the investigation was still ongoing.