He was stopped after posting his plans on social media.
Barrow police announced that they arrested a 19-year-old male in connection with an anti-gay threat on an LGBT event taking place at the New Empire on Dalton Road on Friday night.
The male threatened to enter the establishment during the event and “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards” with a machete.
He posted his plans to people on Messenger, who tried to convince him not to go ahead with the attack.
The male then posted a picture of a British Army issue machete he had purchased.
“I’ve had enough,” he wrote in a message. “I don’t want to live in a gay world and I sure as hell don’t want my children living in one.
What happened to our traditional qualities? They’re fucking ruined. I don’t care if I die, I’m fighting for what I believe in and that is the future of my country, my folk, and my race.
However, after screen grabs of his threatening messages were posted on social media, Barrow police were informed of the planned attack and issued a warning to anyone attending the LGBT event to stay at home.
If you're in Barrow in Furness please do not attend the LGBT gay pride night at a pub! I've reported it to the police but still DONT GO pic.twitter.com/N14dpc1MeT
— j (@JULIAISSOFIT) June 23, 2017
They later confirmed that they had tracked down the male and he has been placed in police custody.
“I would like to thank everyone for their assistance and vigilance tonight,” said Superintendent Mark Pannone. “Cumbria Police’s priority is always to keep people safe.
There is now no threat to anyone or any specific group in the South Cumbria area.
Words Lewis Corner