CRIME

Man faces charges after tweeting kill 'all the white people' in town; bail set at $250,000

Charles Hollins is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Police in La Plata, Md.,  say Hollins was charged Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, with making a threat of mass violence after he tweeted about killing "all the white people" in the town. (Charles County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charles Hollins is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Police in La Plata, Md., say Hollins was charged Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, with making a threat of mass violence after he tweeted about killing "all the white people" in the town. (Charles County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged after he tweeted about killing "all the white people" in a Maryland town.

Charles Hollins was charged on Wednesday with making a threat of mass violence. He's being held on $250,000 bond. Online court records do not list an attorney for him.

According to police, the tweet read, "TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA." Police say it was posted on Wednesday afternoon. The account that posted the message appears to have been deleted.

Hollins, who is black, was arrested on Wednesday evening.

Police say extra officers were sent out on patrol in La Plata, about 65 miles south of Baltimore, in response to the threat.