Florida: Man linked to LGBT threats facing federal charge, says FBI

His attorney, Ron Baum, did not respond for comment.

By: AP | Orlando | Published:September 5, 2016 4:20 am
The incident had no nexus to terrorism at all from what we know now, said FBI special agent Gregory Heeb said. The incident had no nexus to terrorism at all from what we know now, said FBI special agent Gregory Heeb said.

A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge.

According to the FBI, 50-year-old Craig Jungwirth was arrested Saturday for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case.

In a news release sent Sunday, FBI spokesman Michael D. Leverock said Jungwirth has been charged with transmitting threatening communications and will appear in federal court on Tuesday.

Jungwirth has been charged in connection with online threats made in his name, and police say Facebook posts on Aug. 30 mentioned the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando and made threats planned for Labor Day weekend in the Wilton Manors area.

His attorney, Ron Baum, did not respond for comment.