Social Media Threats Made in Harlingen were Towards Mosque, Synagogues

Social Media Threats Made in Harlingen were Towards Mosque, Synagogues



plated arrests in Harlingen this is the guy at the center of the investigation he is accused of threatening religious groups and authorities say they found bomb-making materials while searching his home let's get to Valerie Gonzalez she is live outside the Harlingen Police Department with more Valerie this afternoon a press conference was held here at the police headquarters they discussed a case a cameron county district attorney described as a sign of the times over the weekend the 18 year old man was arrested he is facing two charges one charges for making terroristic threats Harlingen police chief Michael Custer said the man used Twitter to make those statements he said they were made against synagogues and mosques but did not specify which ones or what specifically was said police was tipped off by ATF who was monitoring social media after police alerted the local synagogue and mosque they executed a search warrant Bronzeville bomb squad and investigators then recovered certain chemicals the search resulted in the collection of several items of evidence to include chemical compounds commonly used as components of explosives these were not derivatives of common household items but specific compounds when properly combined would create a substantial explosive explosive detonated the specific name of the chemicals or the method in which police believe the man bought them was not disclosed because of that finding the district attorney and the police decided to add another charge for having components of explosives a suspect is was issued a combined 1 million dollar bond he is still in custody according to police he would have to pay 10% in order to be released a DA said that even though this case may be common in other parts of the nation it's a first for his office and the valley live in Harlingen Valerie Gonzales Channel five News at five

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