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California man charged for threatening North Carolina individuals, synagogues

By Mike Heuer
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the arrest Friday of a California man charged with communicating threats against individuals, law enforcement and synagogues in North Carolina. File Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the arrest Friday of a California man charged with communicating threats against individuals, law enforcement and synagogues in North Carolina. File Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI | License Photo

May 25 (UPI) -- A California man was arrested Friday for allegedly making bomb threats against synagogues and a sheriff's department in North Carolina.

Kevin Dunlow, 62, of Huntington Beach also allegedly made multiple threats against individuals while in California, including an elected official and law enforcement, local media reported.

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Dunlow was charged in a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for Eastern North Carolina.

"Hate-fueled, violent threats endanger the safety of individuals and entire communities," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a news release.

Dunlow "is accused of making explicit and detailed threats, ranging from making a bomb threat against the Wake County Sheriff's Office to threatening an elected official," Garland said.

Dunlow also is accused of making anti-Semitic threats on May 7 when he allegedly said "Jews didn't deserve to live" and "didn't deserve to be on this Earth."

Garland said Dunlow told a Rabbi he was "coming to the temple to kill all the Jews and children."

Dunlow is charged with illegally sending a threat to intentionally harm or kidnap another person.

He also is charged with illegally knowingly making false threats about bombs.

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Each charges carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.

Dunlow has an initial appearance in federal court Friday, and a detention hearing will be held at a later date.

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