MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Threatening politicians is a disturbing norm this week.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
A homestead man is under arrest on charges of threatening to kill Congressman Carlos Curbelo.
This case is unrelated to the string of pipe bomb packages sent to political figures across the country.READ MORE: Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
Pierre Alexandro Verges-Castro is accused of tweeting “I will kill Carlos Curbelo.”
Someone on Curbelo’s staff saw the tweet and alerted authorities.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation
Verges-Castro, 19, was taken into custody by Miami-Dade Police.