Police investigate Merida ‘massacre’ threats on social networks
On Sunday Jan. 22, two threats of an alleged massacre in Mérida began to circulate in social networks: one warned of a shooting at Serapio Rendón High School, located in the south of Mérida, “like the one that happened in Monterrey,” and the second claimed there would be an attack on the Plaza Altabrisa.
Due to this situation, the security forces of the State appealed to both the perpetrators of these threats and to the citizens who spread it, in order to be aware that they are proceeding in an illegal and antisocial way. They were urged to refrain from spreading this type of intimidation.
In a press release, it was reported that the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) maintain a coordinated work of police intelligence, investigation and follow-up of the events, as well as operational surveillance for prevention of crimes.
Meanwhile, the FGE’s Cyber Police, as well as the Police Monitoring and Intelligence Unit and the SSP Investigative Police, have begun their message-tracking work to find out who the perpetrators of this crime are.
It was reiterated that the work of the State security forces is permanent and aims to preserve peace and social tranquility.
Tragedy in Monterrey
On Wednesday Jan. 18 at 8:00 am, a high school student from the Northeastern American College in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon shot three classmates, a teacher, and himself.
Hours later it was reported the young aggressor had died. He was associated with a legion or cyber sect engaged in trolling in social networks, in order to generate trending topics and establish a trend.
In Yucatan, the FGE and SSP announced that, as at present, they will continue to monitor commercial plazas, recreation sites and, in general, throughout the city to maintain order and ensure that residents can continue their normal activities.