Struthers Police are taking alleged threats made by a rapper on social media very seriously. 

Struthers Police Chief Tim Roddy says the accused rapper, Marlin Ostrom was pulled over because of a traffic violation.

The 24-year-old rapper allegedly posted a profanity-laced tirade on Facebook that threatened police.

The Pittsburgh rapper goes by "FAC Marlo".

Authorities say Ostrom made the post as officers were impounding the vehicle he was driving.

Chief Roddy says, "He called an officer by name, threatened to assault him, to assault family members. He threatened to assault the police department with guns and get friends to come down and shoot up the police department."

Ostrom claims his arrest was racially motivated. 

Chief Roddy says that's not true. He adds Ostrom had no drivers license, no insurance, and the vehicle he was driving was registered to someone who was not in the car.

The rapper pled not guilty and remains in jail on bond.