A man allegedly waging an intense campaign of harassment against a former lover was responsible for bomb threats against the Anti-Defamation League and some Jewish centers around the country, authorities said Friday.
Law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York the suspect, Juan Thompson, was arrested in St. Louis in connection with multiple threats against Jewish centers, including some in the New York tri-state area.
The FBI complaint quotes Thompson’s purported Twitter account as saying on Feb. 24, “Know any good lawyers? Need to stop this nasty/racist #whitegirl I dated who sent a bomb threat in my name & wants me to be raped in jail.”
The exact same tweet on the same date appears on the Twitter account @JuanMThompson. That same account sent a number of other tweets in late February that match the FBI complaint word for word.
That same Twitter account was also linked to a journalist, Juan Thompson, who wrote for online publication The Intercept from late 2014 until early 2016. In February 2016, The Intercept said
Thompson fabricated quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts to impersonate people.
Thompson faces charges of cyberstalking and other crimes in connection with the threats. He is expected to be arraigned in federal court in Missouri later Friday. Information on an attorney for him wasn’t immediately available.
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So lets see, wrote for the Intercept and has a low opinion of white girls… Hmmmm could he be a lefty?
Oh this guy is a real piece of work…@JuanMThompson