San Diego police are investigating an ominous post reported on Craigslist that referred to the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and warned that "San Diego you are next."
KGTV-TV reported Tuesday night that a viewer had brought the item, posted in the "men seeking men" section of the free ad website, to the station's attention.
The post, which has since been removed, featured a photo a handgun firing a bullet with the title "We need more Orlando's [sic]".
It went on to say "Orlando was long overdue. Cleanse your community of the filth that gives decent gay men and women a bad name. Those people were walking diseases, bug chasers, and thank god for AIDS and 9-11 and now Orlando. San Diego you are next…"
In response to several media inquiries about the posting, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman issued the following statement:
"The San Diego Police Department is aware of a recent post on Craigslist that has since been removed. We are investigating collaboratively with our law enforcement partners. The latest information remains, there are no known credible threats to the San Diego region. As always, we encourage our community if they see something, hear something, or know something, to say something."
Baker writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
4:55 p.m.: This article was updated to include a statement from San Diego police.