Another right winger off the rails… these terrorists are the REAL threat to society. Hopefully the new admin cracks down on these people, instead of embracing them–
NEW YORK – A New York City man was arrested Tuesday and is facing federal charges after he allegedly made death threats against
Brian Maiorana, 54, of Staten Island allegedly posted threats on social media before and after the election calling for violence, made anti-Semitic threats toward Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and threatened to “blow up the FBI building for real.”
“Mr. Maiorana’s online posts called for violence against our entire community – protestors, politicians, and law enforcement officers alike. His alleged threats are disturbing and far outside of acceptable norms, but they also violated federal law,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney said in a statement.
Maiorana was held without bail on Tuesday after a remote hearing in federal court in Brooklyn. According to prosecutors, a firearm was found at the man’s home, which violated restrictions he faced as a registered sex offender after a felony sexual assault conviction in Pennsylvania.
Maiorana’s attorney, James Darrow, said he would seek bail for his client and declined to comment further.
According to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday, Maiorana began making the threats online in September but purchased parts for a semiautomatic handgun over the summer. In 2018, he also purchased a crossbow, combat boots and military patches, the complaint says.
In October, Maiorana posted that “pipe bombs need to be thrown into these mobs of potentially non violent violent protesters,” and, last Thursday, that “the carnage needs to come in the form of extermination of anyone that claims to be Democrat … as well as their family members,” the complaint says.