US man charged with threatening to firebomb Florida Islamic centre

FLORIDA: Authorities say a man threatened to firebomb an Islamic centre in Florida shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris.


The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa reported in a statement that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler called the Islamic Society of Pinellas County last Friday.

The release says he left a voicemail saying he was going to the centre to “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there.”

FBI agents arrested Schnitzler on Tuesday. He was charged with making a telephonic threat to kill, injure or intimidate using fire or an explosive. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Attempts to contact Schnitzler were unsuccessful, and it wasn’t clear if he has an attorney.

At least 129 people were killed in Friday’s attacks in the French capital.