Baltimore blogger who live-tweeted police standoff denied bail

A man who live-tweeted a standoff with Baltimore police Saturday night has been denied bail.

Frank James McArthur was taken into custody Saturday after live streaming negotiations with police who had come to his home to serve an outstanding warrant. During a phone call, police said they had sent a SWAT team in part due to McArthur’s tweets, some of which had threatening overtones, such as, “Wondering if I should definitely try to take a few out on my way out.”

McArthur had won fans and supporters during the standoff, including CNN’s Roland S. Martin.

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