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Man linked to threatening South Florida LGBT community facing federal charge

Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 05:11:18-04

Police have arrested a man linked to social media posts threatening an attack against the LGBT community.

FBI officials say 50-year-old Craig Jungwirth was pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol on Saturday for a traffic violation.

They say he was then arrested after troopers found he had a warrant for his arrest.

The FBI says they received tips from law enforcement and concerned citizens about the threats posted on Jungwirth's Facebook page.

The post read in part - "if you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."

The FBI says Jungwirth made the threats against the LGBT community in Wilton Manors, a small city near Fort Lauderdale.

Robert Boo, the CEO of the Pride Center says he was alarmed, "I actually had chills when I read the Facebook posts that were put out there and what started circulating around the community because I couldn't believe that I was actually reading this."

The FBI says Jungwirth has been charged with transmitting threatening communications.

He is set to appear in federal court on Tuesday.

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