A New York man was arrested Friday for allegedly making death threats against Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.).

Federal officials announced that Patrick Carlineo was in custody for threatening to assault and murder Omar, according to the Elmira Star-Gazette.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is prosecuting the case, said authorities arrested Carlineo on Friday for a phone call he made last month to Omar’s office.

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Carlineo reportedly said to a staff member during the call, "Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her? She's a f---ing terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her f---ing skull."

Omar’s office reported the call to U.S. Capitol Police, who investigated the incident along with the FBI. Omar is one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. 

Carlineo reportedly left a name and phone number with the staff member who answered the call, and authorities were able to track the phone number to his address.

When authorities questioned Carlineo at his home last week, he told them he loves President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE and hates radical Muslims in government, according to a criminal complaint filed against him.

The New York resident made an appearance in court Friday and is being held until a detention hearing on Wednesday.

If found guilty, Carlineo could face up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.