SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.

— Police in southern California say a man arrested earlier this week for posting a fake news story on Facebook is facing felony charges.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that 38-year-old Jose Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of creating and publishing false information.

According to the Times, Gonzalez was also charged with a third count of making false statements to law enforcement.

Authorities say Gonzalez was a senior in high school at San Francisco State University and had a history of having mental health problems.

The paper reported he had been under investigation since July.