No 'Purge' incidents reported in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Sheriff and Albany Police say there was no activity related to social media threats of a "Purge" over the weekend, but they are warning against any more such mass threats.

Albany Police say they got a lot of phone calls from frightened people because of social media threats, but no incidents were reported.

Investigators say they will look to file charges if people make threats on social media.

Albany Police Captain Michael Persley said, "Anytime there is some type of announcement that comes out like this again, we're going to take it seriously. And we are going to be proactive on our end."

Sheriff Kevin Sproul said there have been other Purge threats in many cities in the Southeast but no incidents.

He urges people not to let threats like that interfere with their normal activities.

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