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Michigan man accused of antisemitic threats against Michigan elected officials

Mandel Ngan
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A Michigan man is due in court this week after allegedly posting antisemitic death threats against state officials on Twitter. The FBI says the man made the threats from Texas.

The FBI says it was advised the suspect had multiple guns, including pistols, hunting rifles, and a shotgun, while it investigated the case.

Attorney General Dana Nessel says she was among the officials targeted in the tweets. She brought it up during a legislative committee hearing on gun measures.

“It’s also not lost on me that as I sit here today, a mentally disturbed man awaits court proceedings in Detroit based on threats he made to use his arsenal of firearms to murder me.” said Nessel

The suspect is charged with making threatening interstate communications.

If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.