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New York Man Arrested for Threats to Kill Officials, Including AOC, Pelosi, Schumer

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New York Man Arrested for Threats to Kill Officials, Including AOC, Pelosi, Schumer

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Authorities have arrested a New York man who allegedly made repeated threats on social media to murder Democratic members of Congress and urged a violent overthrow of the government. Brendan Hunt, a part-time actor and filmmaker who sometimes used the alias “X-Ray Ultra,” was taken into custody in Queens on Tuesday by the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Justice Department said in a statement. Hunt has been charged with threatening to murder a United States official, with the aim of impeding, intimidating, and interfering with them while they were engaged in carrying out their official duties, the criminal complaint against him states (pdf). “Before the assault on the Capitol building, and again after, Hunt’s alleged online commentary directly called for the assassination of members of Congress,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney, referring to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol while a joint session of Congress was certifying …

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