Federal authorities have joined police in Wilton Manors, Florida in looking into a series of chilling posts threatening to carry out another mass shooting targeting the LGBTQ communities, WKMG-TV reported.
“None of you deserve to live,” one post said, before referencing the June attack that killed 49 people. “If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I’m planning for Labor Day.”
That statement was quickly followed by another threat: “I’m gonna be killing you f*gs faster than cops kill n**gers. It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS infested losers.”
The posts were written under the name of a person identified as Craig Jungwirth. Conflicting reports have emerged as to the status of the investigation. According to the Miami Herald, no arrests have been made.
But WTVJ-TV reported that Wilton Manors Police Chief Paul O’Connell said that his department had “made contact” with Jungwirth. Meanwhile, a
“We have to put pieces of the puzzle together to establish probable cause that he’s committed a crime,” said O’Connell.
The chief added that extra officers will be on patrol in the community, which is home to a substantial LGBTQ population.
“They are alarming and in a community like Wilton Manors when you mention the word Pulse in the context in which he’s mentioned it, you hit a raw nerve and so our community is extremely upset,” he said.
At least one local bar owner, Nick Berry, has also added security while also posting a picture of Jungwirth on his door.
“Even though he’s gay, and he’s attacking gays, this is clearly a hate crime,” Berry told WKMG. “It’s clearly, I think, a domestic terrorist threat.”
Watch WTVJ’s report, as aired on Wednesday, below.