A registered sex offender and fervent Trump supporter has been arrested for threatening to murder supporters of President-elect Joe Biden because they were celebrating what he saw as a “stolen” election, The New York Daily News reports.
According to The Daily News, Staten Island resident Brian Maiorana, 54, was taken into custody at his home in State Island on Tuesday and charged with “sending interstate threats to injure people, including protesters, politicians and law enforcement officers” over his social media posts talking about murdering Democratic voters who celebrated in the streets on Saturday after the election was called for Biden.
“The carnage needs to come in the form of extermination of anyone that claims to be democrat… as well as their family members,” he wrote in one post, according to federal prosecutors. “All right thinking people need to hit the streets while these scumbags are celebrating and start blowing them away,” he added.
Maiorana wrote on a social media post that the 2020 election “was fraudulently stolen from us.”
Law enforcement officials found multiple weapons in Maiorana’s home during his arrest, including “a handgun, parts for a second firearm, ammo, a pistol-style crossbow and a Taser,” according to the report.
In addition to facing charges over threats made against Democratic voters, Maiorana also potentially faces charges for illegal possession of weapons, as his 2007 conviction of sexual assault makes it illegal for him to own a firearm, according to prosecutors.
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