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Carlsbad police look into social media threat against protesters

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 15:51:17-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) -- Carlsbad police said they are investigating a video posted on social media that shows a man claiming to form a “gun squad” to stop rioters and looters.

In the video, the unidentified man claims a three-day demonstration is scheduled to occur in Carlsbad this weekend and he expects it to evolve into a riot.

During the video, he boasted that he would “pull triggers” to stop any looters.

Carlsbad police said the department is aware of the video and are looking into the threat.