NANUET - A Nanuet man is accused of making death threats on Facebook against the governor of New York, the mayor of New York City and several members of Congress.
Clarkstown police say Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, was arraigned Thursday on charges of making terrorist threats, illegally possessing weapons and harassment.
Detectives say the man’s threats are in line with the Sovereign Citizen Movement, which the FBI has labeled a domestic terror group. Police are looking into whether Mulqueen has any affiliation with this group.
They say they found two rifles, bayonets, ammunition and body armor at his suburban home.
Police were called Wednesday afternoon to Mulqueen's Freedman Avenue apartment after his landlord said he was harassing her. They say she tipped them to Mulqueen's alleged threats made on a Facebook page under a pseudonym.
Cops say Mulqueen wrote about how he thought the government was trying to take away his Second Amendment right to own firearms. According to investigators, he also called for the deaths of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rep. Nita Lowey, among others.
A town court clerk says no lawyer is listed for Mulqueen in court records. He's being held until a court date Monday.
AP wires were used in this report