PINELLAS PARK (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man was arrested for reportedly threatening to firebomb an Islamic center shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris.READ MORE: Miami Beach Police Investigate Possible Shooting On Collins Avenue
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa reported in a statement that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler called the Islamic Society of Pinellas County last Friday. The release says he left a voicemail saying he was going to the center to “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there.”
FBI agents arrested Schnitzler on Tuesday. He was charged with making a telephonic threat to kill, injure or intimidate using fire or an explosive. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.READ MORE: Residents Of Coral Gables Building Given 72 Hours To Vacate Over Structural Concerns
Attempts to contact Schnitzler were unsuccessful, and it wasn’t clear if he has an attorney.
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