A 35-year-old man has been arrested and placed behind bars in the US state of Washington on a charge of interstate transmission of threatening communication.
On Friday, Maryland native Eric Lin was arrested in Seattle, Washington, after a federal warrant was issued concerning his alleged attempts to carry out acts of domestic terrorism against Hispanics and “other racial and ethnic groups,” according to the affidavit.
The court document says Florida’s MIAMI Police Department contacted the FBI on July 24, 2019, after receiving a report from a local woman, identified as “C.I.,” who says she received a number of threatening messages from two Facebook accounts she believes were run by Lin.
According to the woman, who was born in Spain and now works at a restaurant in Miami, Lin made used both accounts to threaten the lives of her and her family members.
“In 3 short years your entire Race your entire culture will Perish only then after I kill your S**c family Iwill I permit you to Die by Hanging on Metal Wire [sic],” read one of the messages allegedly sent by Lin to C.I.
Lin’s alleged Facebook accounts contain a number of references to US President Donald Trump and pro-Adolf Hitler quotes, images and references to the Nazi genocide of Jewish people.
“By the authority of ADOLF HITLER AND GOD I HEREBY DECLARE SPANISH AND ALL SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE ILLEGAL,” one of the accounts wrote to C.I. on July 9, according to the affidavit.