A New York Times columnist known for criticizing racial profiling is now publicizing his own son’s story with Yale campus police. The New Haven Independent reports.

Update: Columnist’s Son Was Forced To Ground At Gunpoint

(Updated) A Yale cop ordered a black student to the ground at gunpoint because he allegedly “matched” a description of a burglary suspect.

That’s the word from Charles Blow, a New York Times columnist known for criticizing racial profiling.

In this case Blow is talking about his son Tahj, a Yale undergraduate biology major.

Charles Blow brought the incident, which occurred late Saturday afternoon, to national attention over the weekend with a series of Tweets.

Now he has fleshed out the story. What bothered him, Blow writes in a column in Monday’s Times, isn’t that his son was stopped. But how he was stopped.

Tahj tells what happened through his father in the column.

He was leaving the library around 5:45 p.m. and in the vicinity of Trumbull College, a Yale dorm. Yale police were in the area looking for a suspect—a black man “wearing a wearing a black jacket and a red and white hat,” according to the university. Believing Tahj Blow fit the description, an officer followed him.

Here’s what happened next, according to his dad’s column:

“I faced forward again, presuming that the officer was not talking to me. I then heard him say, ‘Hey, turn around!’ — which I did.
“The officer raised his gun at me, and told me to get on the ground.

“At this point, I stopped looking directly at the officer, and looked down towards the pavement. I dropped to my knees first, with my hands raised, then laid down on my stomach.

“The officer asked me what my name was. I gave him my name.

“The officer asked me what school I went to. I told him Yale University.

“At this point, the officer told me to get up.”