Published On: Mon, Jan 23rd, 2017

Police investigate Merida ‘massacre’ threats on social networks

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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.

The Cyber Police of the Yucatan Attorney General, as well as the Police Monitoring and Intelligence Unit of the SSP, have begun their work to trace the origin of the messages. (PHOTO: SIPSE)

The Cyber Police of the Yucatan Attorney General, as well as the Police Monitoring and Intelligence Unit of the SSP, have begun their work to trace the origin of the messages. (PHOTO: SIPSE)



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.

Two messages on social media Sunday threatened a 'massacre' in Merida. (PHOTO: sipse.com)

Two messages on social media Sunday threatened a ‘massacre’ in Merida. (PHOTO: sipse.com)



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.

The data

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.

Source: sipse.com

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