Senator Sherrod Brown released a statement Monday following threats made to the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.

According to the release, Brown supported expanded funding for the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Areas Security Initiative.

The program provides grants to non-profits to help protect and secure their facilities.

Senator Brown's statement comes after 20-year-old self-identified white nationalist James Reardon's arrest for allegedly making threats towards the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.

The caption under an Instagram video that read "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O'Reardon" led to his arrest.

Senator Brown's full statement can be read here:

"It's our responsibility to make clear that hate of any kind is not welcome in our state, and we will not tolerate threats, intimidation or violence against our neighbors," said Brown. "This incident underscores the need for tough, universal background checks and providing law enforcement the tools they need to combat the threat of white nationalist terrorism across this country. I'm grateful to our law enforcement officers for protecting our communities and aggressively pursuing and prosecuting domestic terrorists and perpetrators of hate crimes in Ohio."