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Former Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin.Wilfredo Lee/The Associated Press

Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post that spoke of revenge for bullying, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Martin was being questioned by investigators after a post on his Instagram account showed a shotgun and referred to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name, the official said. Martin left the Dolphins in 2013 after accusing teammates of bullying.

It was not immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself and he was not under arrest Friday afternoon.

The school was evacuated earlier Friday after officials were made aware of the post. The post mentioned that suicide and revenge were the only options for a victim of bullying, the official said.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

The post also mentioned the Instagram usernames of former Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey.

An NFL investigation found that Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin, who left the team midseason. Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Buffalo Bills.

Representatives for the Miami Dolphins and the NFL declined to comment and referred questions to Los Angeles police.

In 2015, Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times.

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