Prosecutors said the authorities in New York threatened to kill “persons who claimed to be democrats” and “blow up” the FBI on social media and arrested the person in New York.
Prosecutors said that members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, including FBI agents and New York Police Department officials, arrested the 54-year-old Brian Maiorana at his home in Staten Island early on Tuesday morning.
According to documents filed by the Eastern District of New York, Maiorana is accused in a federal complaint of threatening to kill and ordering others to kill protesters, law enforcement officers and elected officials, including Senator Chuck Schumer (DN. Y.).
The prosecutor said that a judge in the Brooklyn Federal Court ordered his detention pending a bail hearing.
His lawyer James Darrow did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. Maiorana̵
While awaiting trial on November 24, Maiorana was held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
“The Department of Justice will not be liked by people. The defendant is suspected of threatening to kill elected officials, legal demonstrators and law enforcement are simply standing by and watching the election results hostilely,” said Seth Ducham, acting American lawyer.
He said: “Americans have the right to express their opinions, but the office will not tolerate violence or threats of violence that have been used to intimidate others with whom they disagree.”
Prosecutors said that from September to a few days after the presidential election, Maorana went to social media to threaten law enforcement and elect officials. The allegations did not specify which social media platform Maiorana used to share his violent information.
The prosecutor said that in October, Maiorana posted a message on social media that “it has pointed out where the pipe bomb must be thrown among these mobs that may be non-violent violent protesters”.
Court documents show that on November 5th-officials continue to count votes-Maiorana said, “The massacre must be carried out in the form of the extermination of anyone claiming to be a democracy, including family members.
Three days later, after media organizations expected Biden to be president-elect, Maiorana added: “Turner’s Diary must come to life”, referring to the 1978 novel, which is about the violence of the U.S. government in nuclear and ethnic wars. All non-white people were wiped out in the coup.
Prosecutors say this anti-government novel is frequently cited among white nationalists and neo-Nazi groups, and is the inspiration for terrorist acts, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Prosecutors said that members of the task force found a semi-automatic pistol during a home search, but Maiorana was banned from owning a firearm in New York after being convicted of sexual assault in 2007.