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Massachusetts Man Arrested In Allegedly Tweeting Offer to Kill ICE Agent

Massachusetts Man Arrested In Allegedly Tweeting Offer to Kill ICE Agent

By    |   Friday, 10 August 2018 08:34 AM

The Justice Department announced that federal officials arrested a Massachusetts man for allegedly posting a tweet offering money for the killing of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, Buzzfeed News reported.

Brandon Ziobrowski, age 33 of Cambridge, Mass., was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person, Buzzfeed News reported.

"I am broke, but I will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ice agent," Ziobrowski said in the July 2 tweet, Buzzfeed News reported.

A federal indictment that was unsealed after Ziobrowski’s arrest said that Department of Homeland Security officials flagged the tweet as a domestic terrorism threat days after it was posted. The account has since been suspended for violating Twitter’s terms of service, Buzzfeed News reported.

The indictment said that Ziobrowski’s Twitter account has become "more violent and threatening" recently. It quoted messages allegedly posted by Ziobrowski, including one where he threatened to "slit" the throat of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Ziobrowski could face "no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000" for his tweet, the Justice Department’s press release said.

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The Justice Department announced that federal officials arrested a Massachusetts man for allegedly posting a tweet offering money for the killing of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, Buzzfeed News reported.
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