Shreveport, LA – CPSO officials said the 41-year-old man, later identified as Patrick Duffy, was arrested on Monday.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said the 41-year-old suspect reportedly threatened to blow up a Shreveport courthouse and kill African Americans.
After further investigation, authorities determined that Duffy messaged a person known to him about his plan to blow up a Shreveport courthouse and to kill African Americans in Shreveport.
He was arrested and charged with one count of communicating false information of planned arson and one count of a hate crime.
Duffy was taken into custody at his residence on Monday night.
He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.