Earlier today, Young Thug was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on an outstanding warrant from Dunwoody County. The charge? Making terroristic threats, which in its broadest sense, means the “declaration of intent to commit a crime of violence against another with the intent of threatening a person.”
The warrant was released to the media this morning and, as per the report, Thug threatened to shoot a security guard in the face at the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. Thug is currently being held at the DeKalb County jail, where he awaits his preliminary hearing. While details are still limited, Complex was able to speak with a source, who requested to remain anonymous, that witnessed the incident take place last week.
The source, who works at Perimeter Mall, revealed that Thug and his entourage were riding around the mall on the two-wheel Hovertrax, which he haspreviously showed off on his Instagram. While Thug and his entourage were attempting to leave the mall, security told them that they were not allowed to use the Hovertrax inside again. Thug got defensive and threatened to sue the security guards if they touched him, according to the source.
Thug reportedly lifted up his shirt as if he had a gun and threatened to shoot the security guard, who then said they would be banned from the mall and that cops would be called if they attempted to show up again. According to the warrant issued for Thug’s arrest, the cops were alerted the day of the incident, but showed up to the mall after Thug and his crew had already left.
Per the source, Thug frequents the mall often and has never had any prior issues—minus not paying for the valet service. We will continue to update you on Thug’s current legal situation when more details are made available.