August 19 2014
– According to Det. Cpl. S.A. Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, threatening images of a “Purge” are surfacing on Facebook.
He says the images popped up on Monday, August 18, 2014. They state that a “Purge” will occur on August 30th. The purge is based on a Hollywood film where for one night all crimes are legal.
Sommers says he thinks the whole thing is a hoax. He adds, “The problem is it’s not the large group that we worry about. It’s the small group of people that would take it and actually act upon it. Now the posts that we’ve seen do we believe that it’s true or that they’re wanting to follow through with it? No we don’t believe that.”
He says he wants all of the images taken down. Anyone who posts the images can face felony charges of terrorist threats.
– Kathlynn Stone