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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Robert Fehring with mailing letters threatening to assault, shoot, and bomb LGBTQ+ affiliated individuals, organizations, and businesses. Fehring was arrested this morning and will make his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke.

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..."Fehring's alleged threats to members of the LGBTQ+ community were not only appalling, but dangerous, despite the fact he hadn't yet acted on his purported intentions," stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Driscoll. "As the primary federal agency responsible for investigating civil rights violations, the FBI takes all threats of this nature seriously. If you or someone you know has received a similar threat, report it to us by calling 1-800-CALLFBI. In an emergency, always call your local police department."

As set forth in the complaint, since at least 2013, Fehring has been sending individuals associated with the LGBTQ+ community letters in which he threatened violence, including threatening the use of firearms and explosives.

One letter threatened that there would "be radio-cont[r]olled devices placed at numerous strategic places" at the 2021 New York City Pride March with "firepower" that would "make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting look like a cakewalk," referencing the 2016 attack in which 49 persons were killed and dozens wounded at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Fehring is also alleged to have a sent a letter threatening the organizer of a June 2021 Pride event in East Meadow, New York, which stated:

"[W]e were right there you ... FREAK!!! They couldn't get a shot off at you, slithering around the back stage area like a snake. Too many cops. Very disappointed. But your time has come. . .. They are out to KILL you ... .and your boyfriend. You are being watched. No matter how long it takes, you will be taken out ... . high-powered bullet ... . bomb ... .knife ... . whatever it takes."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-08 11:53 AM | Reply

For some reason, a link to the article didn't make it in the summary area.

Here is a link to an article on this...

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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-08 03:21 PM | Reply

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