EPD Reports They Helped Track Down Man Who Made Violent, Racist Threats Online
This week, the Eureka Police Department helped track down a man who allegedly made violent threats online. Apparently angry because a black woman called him a sex offender, the man, Bryce Lindholm formerly of Eureka, allegedly warned that he was going to “kill hundreds” of black women in a post on a personal Facebook page listed to a Jack Zara Maaka.
Posts this weekend to the Jack Zara Maaka Facebook page contained several statements threatening black women including “[I’ll] slit your throats and hang your bloody necks by your weaves.”
Eventually, in an apparent effort to prove his name wasn’t on a sex offender list, a driver’s license with Lindholm’s name and a Eureka address was posted. His posts were widely spread and readers began contacting various law enforcement agencies including the EPD.
Brittany Powell, a spokesperson for the EPD, said that they “received numerous reports from around the world.”
Powell said she was very impressed with “our detectives and our command staff.” She added, “They took this very seriously” and devoted quite a bit of time to tracking down the alleged offender.
“The Watch Commander called in a Detective to investigate the source and credibility of the threats,” according to a Facebook post by the EPD. “It was ultimately determined that the male is currently living in Washington.”
The EPD got in touch with the Kings County Sheriff there about the threats. “Kings County located the male and arrested him on a felony warrant [out of Oregon] and will be further investigating the threats,” Powell wrote online.
“The Eureka Police Department takes all threats seriously and appreciates everyone who brought the matter to our attention,” she stated in the law enforcement agency’s Facebook post today.