Bryan Silva arrested for making social media threats against UVA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Police Department arrested a suspect Monday in connection to social media threats made against the University of Virginia.
Around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, CPD was made aware of concerning social media posts. Around 4 p.m., Charlottesville detectives searched a home on the 200 block of West Main Street.
As a result, 31-year-old Bryan Silva was arrested and charged with:
- Virginia Code Section - § 18.2-308.2. Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons
- Virginia Code Section - § 18.2-250. Possession of a controlled substance
Silva was held without bond at the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail.
"At this time, CPD does not believe at this time Mr. Silva’s threats were related to the tragic events that occurred last night at the University of Virginia. However, we understand the fear this caused in our community and acted swiftly to resolve this investigation," CPD said in a release.
This is not the first time Silva has been involved with area law enforcement. He was also arrested in Charlottesville in 2016 after a standoff with police, in an incident that went viral on the Internet.