United States / 18-04-2017

Man who threatened Jews on metal music site faces sentencing

Source: FOX News Network

Hartford, Conn. - A 50-year-old Stamford man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made online threats against Jews and synagogues. 


Prosecutors said Kendall Sullivan used Metalthrone.com, an internet forum, to post messages in May, June and this month threatening to “slaughter” Jews and “burn their Synagogue to the ground.”


The U.S. Attorney’s Office said police and the FBI, armed with a search warrant, found more than two dozen firearms, gun parts, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in Sullivan’s Stamford home. Sullivan was also charged in state court for the unlawful possession of unregistered high-capacity magazines.


Patricia Ferrick, the agent in charge of the FBI’s New Haven division, said she believes authorities may have thwarted “a horrific hate crime.”


Sullivan is in custody. A message seeking comment was left Thursday with a woman who answered the phone at Sullivan’s home.