On Sunday, October 1, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of over 20,000 people. The tragedy took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
The "lone wolf" gunman, Stephen Paddock, shot down at the crowd from his 32nd-floor hotel room at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. He killed at least 58 people and injured at least 500 more.
In the wake of the attack, many people have been rallying together to raise support for the victims of the attack. Some celebrities even pledged to donate all of their recent concert proceeds to the victims and their families.
While many people around the country have been filled with sadness since the tragedy, one Oklahoma man reportedly used the attack as a motivator for his own terrorism hoax. 39-year-old Roderick Lamar Robinson was arrested on Tuesday night after posting death threats on his Facebook page.
On Tuesday night, Robinson posted several statuses on his Facebook account about performing an attack in San Antonio. Shortly after, he was arrested in Oklahoma City.
Robinson frequently commutes between San Antonio and Oklahoma City. He posted a few different times on his page threatening to "kill all" patrons in the area.
He said, "It's war b****** an[d] no one is safe on the strip." That post was shared over 300 times as of Wednesday morning by people warning their friends to stay away from that area.
In other posts, Robinson said that he would do "more than" what happened in Las Vegas on Sunday. The San Antonio Police Department found that the "strip" Robinson referenced was the 1000 block of North Main Avenue.
Police notified businesses in the area and worked with a local Oklahoma City police department to locate Robinson. Additionally, San Antonians posted on social media, warning their friends to avoid North Main Avenue, which is a hub for the city's LGBTQ community.
After the threats, Robinson said that no one has anything to worry about. After being arrested, the case has been determined to be a "terrorism hoax."
Robinson will face a charge in Bexar County for making terroristic threats, regardless of if the statements held any validity or not. His bail was set at $5,000. Robinson had previously had an active warrant out of Bexar County for possession of marijuana.
Please continue praying for all of the victims affected by the Las Vegas shooting. Hopefully, we can come together as a country during this terrible time. In other news, Franklin Graham just gave a piercing message connecting Las Vegas, ISIS, and CBS.