Ahmaud Arbery: Social media threats to protesters investigated

A post on social media apparently threatening people protesting the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery has caught the eye of Georgia state investigators.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Sunday that it is investigating a Facebook post that contains a threat to future protests connected to Arbery, who would have turned 26 on Friday. Arbery. a former athlete and avid jogger, was gunned down Feb. 23 as he went on a run through a predominantly white neighborhood near his Brunswick home.

Travis James McMichael, 34, is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Arbery's slaying. His father, Gregory Johns McMichael, 64, is charged as a party to felony murder and aggravated assault.

The GBI is also looking into additional footage of the day Arbery was killed, WSB-TV reported. The GBI said the video has been part of the case file from the beginning.

A surveillance camera at a Brunswick home near where Arbery was shot shows someone, who appears to be Arbery walking into a home under construction and coming back out.

Arbery's father told WSB that his son jogged in that area regularly.

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