Major in Army Reserves facing charges in NC mosque incident
RAEFORD, NC (WTVD) — Fort Bragg officials have confirmed to ABC11 that the man facing charges in connection with an incident at a mosque in Hoke County Thursday is a major in the United States Army Reserves.
The incident started in the afternoon when two open packages of bacon were found at one of the entrance doors of the Masjid Al-Madina mosque on Pittman Grove Church Road in Raeford. It was considered an insult, because Muslims are prohibited from consuming pork products.
Later in the evening officials said the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe, 36-year-old Russell Thomas Langford of Fayetteville, returned and made death threats against members of the mosque.