Online threat to kill Black people at county fair investigated, police say

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Alabama police are investigating an online threat made by someone who said they planned to shoot Black people at a local county fair.

The Opelika Police Department reported Tuesday that they were made aware of the threat and immediately began investigating.

The threat was made on Facebook and alleged a person was going to shoot Black people at the Lee County Fair, which will begin next month.

Police said they were working to “identify and locate the person of interest.”

The person commenting wrote that he and others were “coming to Opelika Alabama fair to kill every NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be prepared. WHITE POWER.”