BOSTON - A Massachusetts man has been arrested on a "threat-related charge," the U.S. Attorney's Office has announced.
Brandon Ziobrowski, of Cambridge, was arrested and charged with making a threat.
According to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, Ziobrowski, 33, tweeted “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this let’s make this work.”
JUST IN: Brandon James Ziobrowski of Cambridge was just arrested for posing threats on Twitter. US Attorney’s office says he tweeted his desire to “slit” Senator John McCain’s throat. He’ll be arraigned in Brooklyn later today after he was found in New York. @boston25— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) August 9, 2018
US Attorney Andrew Lelling says his office will aggressively prosecute anyone who shows violence against law enforcement. He says 4 officers were shot this year in MA - they’re taking these threats online very seriously @boston25 pic.twitter.com/IjAtNQqtbu— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) August 9, 2018
"Over time, Ziobrowksi's tweets have become more violent and threatening," the indictment read. "He has repeatedly tweeted his desire to 'slit' Senator John McCain's throat."
Federal prosecutors called the tweet referring to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer specific and serious.
Ziobrowski was set to be arraigned in Brooklyn Thursday.
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