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Charlottesville Police make arrest in case involving social media threats at UVA

Chris Graham
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A Charlottesville man is in custody following an investigation into social media threats against the University of Virginia reported on Monday.

Bryan Michael Silva, 31, faces firearms and drug possession charges, according to Charlottesville Police, which received a report of the concerning social media posts at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Silva was also a served an outstanding/active protective order issued by the Albemarle County General District Court.

Silva is being held without bond at the Albemarle – Charlottesville Regional Jail.

At this time, CPD does not believe at this time Silva’s threats were related to the tragic events that occurred last night at the University of Virginia.

If you have any further information regarding this investigation, contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].