FBCSO: Man arrested after making online threats against mosque
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – A man accused of making terroristic threats is in custody, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said it was informed by the Gloucester Township Police Department in New Jersey about a person making threats online.
Clayton Alexander Cansler, 26, is believed to be the person responsible and has been charged with making a terroristic threat. Officials said he posted images with an assault rifle and ammunition and threatened to "shoot up a mosque."
He was arrested at the Sugar Land Airport, where he works.
Cansler is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
"Of course we're on a higher alert than usual so when we did get the notice from the Township Police Department in New Jersey we immediately acted upon it," said Caitilin Espinosa with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the 26-year-old admitted to making the posts because he had a friend die in the 9/11 attacks and because of what happened recently in Paris.
KPRC 2 stopped by Cansler's New Territory home, a man who identified himself as his father answered the door. He said he had no comment because he didn't know anything about the arrest.
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