Rapper Young Thug arrested for making 'terroristic threats'

The 22-year-old artist was taken into custody early this morning

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Rapper Young Thug was arrested by the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on an outstanding warrant for "terroristic threats."

The 22-year-old — whose government name is Jeffery Lamar Williams — was arrested in Sandy Springs, Georgia without incident early on Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Williams allegedly threatened to shoot a mall security guard in the face after he was asked to leave the Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Georgia on 7 July.

A witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Complex that "Thugga" and his entourage were riding around the shopping center on two-wheel Hovertrax. When the crew attempted to leave, a security guard allegedly told them not to return with the Hovertrax. (The rapper previously showed off the segways on his Instagram account.)

The witness said that the rapper became defensive and threatened to sue the security guard.

"Thug reportedly lifted up his shirt as if he had a gun and threatened to shoot the security guard, who then said they would be banned from the mall and that cops would be called if they attempted to show up again," the outlet reported.

Williams reportedly faced a bond hearing on Wednesday afternoon and may be facing additional charges.