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CPD make an arrest after social media threats toward UVA

Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) report an arrest made after social media threats towards the University of Virginia (UVA).

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 Charlottesville Police and UVA Police were made aware of concerning and threatening social media posts directed toward the school.

At approximately 4 p.m. Nov. 14 Authorities executed a search warrant in the 200 block of West Main Street in Charlottesville and arrested Bryan Michael Silva.

The 31-year-old Silva has been charged with possession or transportation of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.

Silva was also served an outstanding active protective order from Albemarle County General District Court.

Silva’s threats toward the school were not related to the shooting that occurred Sunday night Nov. 13.

Charlottesville Authorities understand the fear and tension caused by Silva’s actions and acted quickly to resolve the issue.

Anyone with any additional information in the incident is asked to contact authorities.

Call the CPD at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers tip line 434-977-4000.

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