U.S. marshals confirmed to PEOPLE that they apprehended the 22-year-old rapper at a residence in Sandy Springs

By Maria Coder Tara Fowler
July 16, 2015 09:45 AM
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Rapper Young Thug was arrested near Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday morning on a charge of making “terroristic” threats against a mall security guard, a Dunwoody police spokesman tells PEOPLE.

U.S. marshals confirmed to PEOPLE that they apprehended the 22-year-old rapper, whose given name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, at a home in Sandy Springs.

According to an arrest warrant, Williams, best known for his 2013 single “Stoner,” was taken into custody for threatening to shoot a security guard at the Perimeter Mall in the face after he was told to leave the building on July 7.

“He was causing a disturbance in the mall,” Dunwoody police spokesman Timothy Fecht says, adding that the rapper was riding Phunkee Duck two-wheeled scooters with a friend, which is against the mall’s policy.

Security guards approached Williams and asked him to stop, but he was “uncooperative and rude.”

That’s when they asked him to leave. Angered, Williams “made statements to a mall security guard that he was going to shoot him in the face,” Fecht says.

So police secured a warrant charging the rapper with making terroristic threats, which is a felony, and reached out to the U.S. marshals for help tracking him down.

Williams is due in court on Thursday. He has not yet entered a plea to the charge.

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