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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Westport Cited in Indictment of Man Who Threatened Jews

A Stamford man with a large stash of weapons in his home has been indicted on charges of threatening online to kill Jews, including one he said he would meet at Carvel’s in Westport.

Kendall Sullivan, 50, of Stamford, who allegedly threatened to “slaughter” Jews and “burn their Synagogue to the ground,” was charged Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Bridgeport, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.

Sullivan made multiple threats on the Metalthrone forum—an internet forum for heavy metal music fans—between May and July, prosecutors said.

On June 10, according to an indictment cited in a news release, Sullivan threatened to meet another forum user at the Carvel ice cream store in Westport, where “I will shoot or run over you … it is not just YOU, but your fellow Satanists I want to track down and kill … You are a [expletive] JEW!…”

Patricia M. Ferrick, the agent in charge of the FBI’s New Haven division, said that she believes authorities may have thwarted “a horrific hate crime.”

“We will continue to respond quickly and investigate those responsible for spewing threats against all members of our community,” she added.

Sullivan already was in custody after being charged earlier this month with illegal possession of unregistered weapons.

Police and the FBI found more than two dozen guns, gun parts, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition during a search of his home on July 15.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Sullivan was indicted on three counts of making threatening communications online with each count carrying a maximum imprisonment of five years.

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Posted 07/28/16 at 07:37 PM  Permalink



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