Atlanta police have arrested a man who posted threatening remarks toward The Heretic, according to Fox 5.
Chase Staub was arrested on Thanksgiving Day after employees told officers that they saw someone making threatening posts toward the bar on social media. Detectives went to 1510 Piedmont Rd, where LGBTQ establishments like Oscar’s, Barking Leather, Brushstrokes, and Felix’s are located, and spoke to others who said someone, identified as Staub, entered Felix’s and was asked to leave.
In a video posted to his Instagram story, Staub says, “How to get away with murder? I guess you’ll find out,” while holding what investigators have identified as a pepper spray gun.
X Midtown closed on Thanksgiving in light of the threat.
Police arrested Staub at his home. He was charged with terroristic threats and transported to the Fulton County Jail. Investigators have not determined why Staub was threatening the LGBTQ community.
The threats came only days after the mass shooting at LGBTQ Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where five people were killed and dozens injured.
Editor’s note: The article was edited on November 28 at 1:06pm to correct the spelling of Charles Staub’s last name.