Man Arrested For Mosque Threat Being Investigated For Others

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening a Seattle mosque is being investigated for possibly threatening another one in the area.

Police arrested 37-year-old Robert Farris Tuesday on investigation of malicious harassment.

Farris allegedly posted threats on Facebook Tuesday that involved claims of buying an assault rifle and extra ammunition. Someone online reportedly saw the posts and called authorities, who then went to Farris’ apartment building. He surrendered at his home after about 30 minutes of negotiation with police.

A prosecutor said Wednesday that police failed to find a firearm during a search of the man’s home.

Police said the suspect was previously contacted officers investigating harassment and threats to another mosque.

 

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