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Miami Beach man arrested after Pulse-style massacre threats

Posted: 9:37 AM, Dec 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-02 18:24:33Z

A man accused of making anti-gay comments online and threatening an attack larger than the Orlando massacre in Miami Beach has been arrested.

Detectives say Joseph Jorczak, 34, targeted the Miami Beach Community Church, which is an LGBT-friendly place of worship. The pastor of the church, Rev. Hunter Thompson, currently has a restraining order against Jorczak, court records show.

Jorczak was taken into custody Wednesday after officers swarmed his apartment, located on 16th Street and Meridian Avenue.

Police say they went to question him about the online posts, but refused to cooperate with authorities. Eventually, Jorczak surrendered.

Police say the suspect posted hate-filled messages online Nov. 17 and Nov. 29, attacking the church and members of the LGBT community, saying "you cannot trust the LGBT community" and calling them "nasty people."

"The Miami Beach Community Church is filled with a bunch of sick homosexuals," police say Jorczak posted. "Orlando will look small to what is coming to Miami Beach, specifically the Miami Beach Community Church."

According to the arrest report, Jorczak said he finally found someone who would sell him an AR-15.

Police also revealed the suspect posted a video on how to make pure napalm in seconds.

In the violent rant, Jorczak says that his "tumors are coming back" and "that it was a sign." He goes on the say, "I'm not going to go out of this world like a punk. I choose my battles, but I have no choice in this one."

Jorczak is charged with stalking, cyber stalking and violating a restraining order.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami