Maryland man arrested after alleged threats against Hispanics

A Maryland man who apparently claimed President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE would start a race war has been jailed in Seattle after allegedly threatening Hispanics in the Miami area on social media.

Between May and August, 35-year-old Eric Lin allegedly sent Facebook messages to a Hispanic woman he knows and threatened her and her family, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

According to a criminal complaint, Lin wrote to the woman in June saying that “This is a RACE WAR and ALL of you will DIE!” In a separate message sent in July, Lin said he thanked "God everyday President Donald John Trump is President and that he will launch a Racial War and Crusade.”

In the messages, Lin also allegedly voiced support for Adolf Hitler and the elimination of Spanish-speaking people, as well as other ethnic groups, according to the AP.


Lin, who is from Clarksburg, Md., was arrested Friday in Seattle and was charged with interstate transmission of threatening communication. The federal charges were filed in Miami, according to the AP.

Lin appeared in federal court in Seattle on Monday and has not yet entered a plea. He will reportedly face a bail hearing in Seattle next week.

The incident comes weeks after a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart in which the alleged shooter wrote a white nationalist manifesto. The 19-year-old suspect has reportedly confessed to the massacre, which killed 22 and injured dozens of others, saying he was targeting "Mexicans."