Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post
By Associated Press
San Francisco 49ers' Jonathan Martin (71) sits on the bench during the third quarter of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post.
The official says Martin was being questioned and was not under arrest Friday afternoon.
The official says a post on Martin’s Instagram account showed a shotgun and referenced the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name.
The official said it wasn’t immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself.
The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The school was evacuated earlier Friday after officials were made aware of the post. The post mentioned that suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying.