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Stamford, Conn. Man Accused of Making Online Threats Faces Federal Charges



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    A Stamford man accused of making online threats had been indicted on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Officials say Kendall J. Sullivan, 50, faces three counts of making threatening communications online.

    The indictment alleges that Sullivan posted threatening, Anti-Semitic messages on internet forum on three separate occasions.

    According to the indictment, on May 29 Sullivan posted “Israel, God and Synagogues. I will kill them. I have a few ‘Houses of Satan’ in my Town… If these Jews truly believe in their god Satan, I will upset their world. I will slaughter them and burn their Synagogue to the ground . . . kids, goldfish, old folks… Shove money down their throats. These Jews of 2016. They think they are safe.”

    The indictment alleges that on June 10 Sullivan threatened another user with the following message: “I am going after YOU..Your Family, Wife, kids, Grandkids, Gold Fish . . . I am warning YOU, I will go after YOU. As I get older, I just don’t give a damn . . . I will meet you in Westport at the Carvel! And then I will shoot or run over you . . . it is not just YOU, but your fellow Satanists I want to track down and kill.. I will use YOU to find others…And Kill them . . . You are a [expletive] JEW! . . I want to kill you . . . If only that . . . Name a place . . . You are Satanic and must be destroyed. Wifes [sic], kids, Dogs, Cats, Goldfish . . . . All destroyed.”

    The indictment also claims that on July 5 Sullivan allegedly wrote “[I] Am prepared to shoot YOU on sight! And shove Money down your dead [expletives]…Hole. Humans who define their entire existence thru that price tag – They are not human beings but Demons and must be destroyed…I am looking forward to my death thru Jesus Christ. I will be Free. I will be understood. Afterall, I am a Warrior of Jesus Christ and want to be his Soldier.”

    US Attorney’s Office officials said that on July 15 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Stamford Police executed a search warrant and a state risk warrant at Sullivan’s residence. They found more than two dozen firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and other firearm components, officials said.

    Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI, said she believes investigators may have prevented a "horrific hate crime" from happening.

    Sullivan was charged in state court for unlawful possession of unregistered high capacity magazines and has been in custody since, according to officials.

    Sending threatening communications in interstate of foreign commerce by phone, email, text, mobile messaging or other online communication is against federal law. Sullivan faces five years in prison on each count if convicted.