Maryland man jailed for threats against Florida Hispanics
MIAMI — A Maryland man is jailed in Seattle after the FBI said he made a series of social media threats against Hispanics in the Miami area.
Court records show 35-year-old Eric Lin had an initial court hearing Monday in Seattle federal court on a charge of interstate transmission of threatening communication. Lin has not yet entered a plea.
One of Eric Lin's messages sent to a Spanish restaurant worker he frequently threatened: "I Thank God everyday President Donald John Trump is President and that he will launch a Racial War and Crusade…" https://t.co/PJ5Wbt7qFq pic.twitter.com/MDHJjLEQHx
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) August 20, 2019
An FBI complaint in Miami says Lin sent messages via Facebook between May and August to a Hispanic woman he knows, threatening her and her family, expressing support for Adolf Hitler and calling for the extermination of Spanish-speaking people and other ethnic groups.
— Heavy.com (@HeavySan) August 20, 2019
The FBI says Lin, of Clarksburg, Md., was arrested Friday in Seattle on the federal charges filed in Miami. Lin has a bail hearing next week in Seattle.