RICHMOND, Texas -- A suburban Houston man has been jailed after a New Jersey resident warned that he had posted messages on social media in which he threatened to "shoot up a mosque."
Clayton Alexander Cansler was booked Tuesday into the Fort Bend County jail on $10,000 bond, charged with making a terroristic threat. The offense is a third-degree felony punishable upon conviction by 2 to 10 years in prison.
In a statement, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said it was advised by police in Gloucester County, New Jersey, that a resident there had reported receiving the threats.
The messages were traced to the 26-year-old Cansler, who was arrested peacefully at his job at the Sugar Land Municipal Airport.
No weapons were found. Jail records list no attorney for Cansler.
Texas man accused of threatening to 'shoot up a mosque'
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