The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested 31-year-old former reporter Juan Thompson in connection to a string of bomb threats made against Jewish centers across the country.
Thompson, a disgrace former reporter of the media outlet The Intercept, who was fired after being caught fabricating news stories and sources including one regarding Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof was arrested in St. Louis, Mo. and is believed responsible for at least eight bomb threats against Jewish centers according to authorities.
As the DailyCaller reports, at the time of Thompson’s arrest, he was additionally charged with cyberstalking a former girlfriend.
According to the criminal complaint against Thompson, the alleged threats were made via email and phone under both the suspect’s name and the name of his ex-girlfriend following the end of their relationship. Thompson, however, maintained on social media prior to his arrest that he was a victim being set-up by a spiteful ex-lover that wished to see him ‘raped’ in prison.
Thompson’s Twitter account, which is referenced in the criminal complaint, espouses communist and anti-Trump beliefs. Several tweets from the Twitter account are mentioned in the criminal complaint.
The criminal complaint references a tweet from Thompson that said, “Know any good lawyers? Need to stop this nasty/racist [white girl] I dated who sent a bomb threat in my name & wants me to be raped in jail.”
“I’m been tormenting by an anti-semite named Francesca Rossi,” the account also tweeted. “She works for [Housing and Services inc]. She sent an antijewish bomb threat in my name. Help.”
Thompson also tweeted about the Jewish Community Center threats as recently as this past week. “Another week, another round of threats against Jewish ppl. In the middle of the day, you know who’s at a JCC? Kids. KIDS,” the former reporter wrote Monday.
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