Teen accused of authoring Facebook post encouraging riot in New Hampshire

Police in New Hampshire announced Tuesday the arrest of a teenager who was allegedly behind a social media post encouraging a riot in the city of Manchester.Daniel Zeron, 19, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with criminal threatening, Manchester police said. Police believe Zeron posted the notice on Facebook encouraging people tip police cars to protest racism.The Facebook post has been taken down.“We cannot and will not tolerate any suggested riots or acts of violence against our community,” Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said in a statement. “The men and women of the Manchester Police Department work tirelessly to keep our community safe and the actions of Daniel Zeron undermine our efforts and leave our citizens in a state of uneasiness. We will work with our prosecutors to make sure Zeron is held accountable for his actions and we will push for the strongest penalties allowed by law.”Zeron was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.Manchester police said they worked with Ashland police, New Hampshire State Police and the FBI during the investigation. Recent demonstrations in Conway, Dover, Hampton and Manchester held after the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody have been largely peaceful.

Police in New Hampshire announced Tuesday the arrest of a teenager who was allegedly behind a social media post encouraging a riot in the city of Manchester.

Daniel Zeron, 19, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with criminal threatening, Manchester police said. 

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Police believe Zeron posted the notice on Facebook encouraging people tip police cars to protest racism.

The Facebook post has been taken down.

“We cannot and will not tolerate any suggested riots or acts of violence against our community,” Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said in a statement. “The men and women of the Manchester Police Department work tirelessly to keep our community safe and the actions of Daniel Zeron undermine our efforts and leave our citizens in a state of uneasiness. We will work with our prosecutors to make sure Zeron is held accountable for his actions and we will push for the strongest penalties allowed by law.”

Zeron was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Manchester police said they worked with Ashland police, New Hampshire State Police and the FBI during the investigation.

Recent demonstrations in Conway, Dover, Hampton and Manchester held after the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody have been largely peaceful.