Threats to Seattle mosque leads to arrest

A 37-year-old man was arrested after allegedly making threats against a Seattle mosque, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to KOMO TV news, the alleged target was Idris Mosque in Northgate. Police told the TV station that the man never went from his Greenwood apartment to the mosque.

SWAT officers arrested the man at his apartment in the 11700 block of Greenwood Avenue North around 3:30 p.m. Monday after receiving information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that the man allegedly posted the threats online.

According to police, the man allegedly made another posting that claimed that he purchased an assault rifle and extra ammunition. The man’s name was not immediately available.

According to Seattle police, the man also has been contacted by other law enforcement agencies in connection with harassment and threats to another mosque.

The alleged threat to Idris Mosque follows two days after a threat to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond. And earlier this year, a man was arrested and faced hate crime charges after he waved a gun and confronted two men at Idris Mosque.

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