A Michigan man has been arrested and charged with making threats to kill Jewish employees, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday.
Jack Eugene Carpenter III, 43, of Tipton, was arrested and charged with making threats via social media.
The threat was made in mid-February under a Twitter account, and he reportedly wrote, “I’m going back to Michigan now, threatening the death penalty for any Jews in Michigan Gov. If they don’t leave, or confess, and now that’s kind of a problem. Because I can legally do that, right?”
On Wednesday morning, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said she was one of those people who had been targeted.
“The FBI has confirmed that I was the target of the heavily armed defendant in this case. I fully expect that federal authorities will take this crime with the same seriousness as my Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit’s conspiracy to murder elected officials.” composes.” Wrote on Twitter.
In another tweet, Carpenter reportedly wrote, “Any Jewish person holding a public office on my land after that time is subject to immediate punishment for participating in an unlawful war of aggression using a biological weapon against me.” . You can leave, confess and resign.” To live a private life. ,
The FBI said Carpenter’s mother called Michigan State Police after requesting money to return from Texas and said she knew he had three handguns, a shotgun and two hunting rifles.
Carpenter has been charged with one count of transmitting an interstate threat.