Salina man in custody on terrorism charge after social media threat

Salina man in custody on terrorism charge after social media threat

The Salina City Police have a 20-year old in custody after an apparent threat was posted on the man’s social media account.

The threat was on a Snapchat story with a picture of someone holding a large military style bullet. The caption of the picture read, “don’t go to school tomorrow.”

Officers from the Salina City Police were able to determine that the snap was intended as a hoax.

Parker Martin was still arrested for a 3rd degree felony terrorist threat and booked into the Sevier County Jail.

The Police Department is thanking those who noticed the Snap and brought it to their attention.

Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis says the man said he was just joking, but he could still face zero to five years in prison with the 3rd degree felony charge.

“We really take it serious. It’s not one of those we go ‘ah, it’s just somebody crying wolf again,” Curtis says. “We respond as if it’s a real threat every time.”