RELIGION

North Carolina deputies investigate threats at mosque

  • In this June 2016 photo released by the Hoke County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office, Thomas Russell Langford poses for a booking photograph. Langford, has been charged with ethnic intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, among other counts. A North Carolina sheriff says a series of threats to a mosque began when members noticed someone had left packages of bacon at the door. The sheriff says the driver of the vehicle later made death threats to members of the mosque. (Hoke County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    In this June 2016 photo released by the Hoke County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office, Thomas Russell Langford poses for a booking photograph. Langford, has been charged with ethnic intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, among other counts. A North Carolina sheriff says a series of threats to a mosque began when members noticed someone had left packages of bacon at the door. The sheriff says the driver of the vehicle later made death threats to members of the mosque. (Hoke County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Masjid Al Madina mosque in Raeford, N.C., attend a service, Friday, June 10, 2016, the day after a man was arrested for threatening them. Authorities say that an Army  reserve officer brandished a handgun while threatening to kill people at the mosque. (AP Photo/Anna Gronewold)

    Members of the Masjid Al Madina mosque in Raeford, N.C., attend a service, Friday, June 10, 2016, the day after a man was arrested for threatening them. Authorities say that an Army reserve officer brandished a handgun while threatening to kill people at the mosque. (AP Photo/Anna Gronewold)  (The Associated Press)

North Carolina sheriff's deputies are investigating threatening incidents at a Hoke County mosque.

Sheriff's Detective John Kivett confirmed Friday morning that a person was taken into custody.

Kivett was reviewing incident reports and did not have any more information immediately on the person who was in custody or the charges the person would face.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said bacon was left at the mosque Thursday. A Muslim chaplain said a man showed a gun and said he wanted to blow up the mosque and later tried to run over several people.

This is the holy month of Ramadan.

No one was hurt.

The Washington council asked state police and the FBI to investigate as a possible hate crime.

Raeford is about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville.