According to The Post Millennial, Atlanta police have arrested Chase Staub, a contributor to the far-left Huffington Post and a college admissions consultant with The Ivy Dean for allegedly making terrorist threats against a local gay nightclub called The Heretic.
His arrest comes about a week after a self-described "non-binary" individual walked into a gay and lesbian nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., and started gunning people down, killing five and wounding nearly 20. Initially, he, too, was described as a "right-wing extremist," Fox News noted further.
The outlet noted:
The Atlanta Police Department said the investigation began last Wednesday when officers met with staff of The Heretic Atlanta "who stated they observed threatening remarks made towards their establishment on social media."
The next day, police say they responded to another business, identified by Fox5 Atlanta as a bar near other LGBTQ-friendly establishments, in "reference to terroristic threats."
Via interviews, police officers "made contact with employees and patrons who stated a person identified as Chase Staubs entered the premises and was asked to leave once identified," Atlanta Police said.
"The person appeared to be the same individual involved in making bias terroristic threats towards [the LGBTQ nightclub]," police said.
Not long after, Staubs was tracked to his home and police took him into custody without incident. Court documents say he is facing charges of making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct.
"Officers recovered the weapon Staubs appeared to be holding in his threatening social media post," police also said, noting that the "weapon appeared to be a pepper-spray gun."
An Atlanta man has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats toward a gay nightclub. Police say he posted videos on Instagram holding a weapon, with cryptic messages directed toward customers of The Heretic. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/VdylQeHacv
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Police were also alerted to some threatening social media posts, The Post Millennial added.
"Those posts show Staub's bedroom, in which he is pointing a gun at his bed, posing in a mirror that appears to have writing on it reading 'I will judge,'" the outlet noted. "The videos circulated around Atlanta's gay community prior to the club's call to police. Employees at the club told police that 'they observed threatening remarks made towards their establishment on social media.'"
He went on to post several videos, including some where he laid out multi-colored Post-It notes with writing on them that said, "Don't give me something to shoot about." He also said that Georgia is an open carry of firearms state.
Another video shows the suspect sharing a text message he apparently received that said, "People are calling us saying you bought a gun and are showing it online and they are fearing for their lives. What's going on? They are getting ready to call police. They are saying you are threatening to kill them. Answer."
Several users posted on social media that The Heretic was targeted as a show of anti-LGBTQ sentiment.
"Self-identified historian Thomas Lecaque/@tlecaque called for immediate censorship against rhetoric he dislikes in reaction to the arrest of a gay leftist man who allegedly made terroristic threats against a gay club in Atlanta," TPM's Andy Ngo reported.
"This is not an accident, the rhetoric that pushed the Club Q shooting has been amped up even more since that terrorist attack (it was an act of stochastic terrorism), with the goal of pushing more such attacks. Something has to be done to shut down the rhetoric immediately," Lecaque charged, obviously without any evidence, justification, or knowledge of what was really happening with the situation.
Which is par for the course on the left.