STATEMENT FROM MANLIUS TOWN BOARD ON RECENT ONLINE THREAT TO OUR COMMUNITY
Please see the release below from Chief Michael J. Crowell of The Town of Manlius Police Department. We are glad to know of the arrest of the social media user making serious threats related to the Village of Manlius Tops Friendly Market, and that an Extreme Risk Order of Protection was sought, granted, and issued to prohibit him from owning or possessing any guns. If you ever have any information about suspected criminal activity in our community you can assist the Town of Manlius Police Department and remain anonymous by calling our confidential tips line. 315-682-8673 or email@example.com
Given the fact that the online threat also reportedly included racial language, we want to acknowledge the fear, concern, and trauma that members of our community may also be experiencing.
We condemn the use of hate-speech and acts that target others with violence and discrimination, and believe that anti-Racism work is also violence prevention.
We will reach out to leaders at Tops and our community partners to convene a conversation about how we live this commitment and ensure our operations are aligned. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your willingness to participate in this conversation.
Town of Manlius Police Department
For Release On: March 14, 2023
“Manlius Police Arrest 20-Year-Old for Making a Terroristic Threat on Social Media”
(Town of Manlius, NY): On March 11, 2023, at approximately 1:39 P.M., the Town of Manlius Police Department investigated a series of Discord posts made by a single user threatening a mass shooting at the Village of Manlius Tops Friendly Market. The user was identified as Zachary Mullen (20) of Jamesville. A search warrant was executed on Mullen’s residence where he was arrested for Making a Terroristic Threat, a class D Felony. Following the arrest, a search of his residence was conducted where guns and ammunition were located. An Extreme Risk Order of Protection (ERPO) was sought, granted, and issued to Mullen, prohibiting him from owning or possessing any guns. There is no threat to the community.