Florida man accused of threatening to shoot up Black Lives Matter rally

Videos show suspect pointing guns at passing cars, sheriff office says
Quintin Adkins
Posted at 7:02 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 11:14:53-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sheriff's officials have arrested a 22-year-old Florida man after several threatening social media messages targeting Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Sarasota County sheriff's officials said in a news release that Quintin Adkins was arrested last week after an “old friend" alerted authorities to his Instagram and Snapchat messages.

An arrest affidavit says Adkins threatened to attend a demonstration and shoot everyone.

The sheriff's office said several videos showed Adkins in a car pointing guns at passing cars.

He is charged with one count of written threats to kill. He was released on bond Friday. An attorney wasn't listed on jail records.