Washington state man charged with anti-Semitic bomb threats, plans: report

A Washington state man has been charged with threats to bomb or injure property after allegedly posting plans for an anti-Semitic mass murder online, The Daily Herald of Everett, Wash., reported Monday.

Dakota Reed was arrested in December following a tip from the Anti-Defamation League regarding his Facebook posts. Police say Reed registered seven different accounts under fake names and used them to post violent fantasies and apparent references to a planned mass shooting.

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“I’m shooting for 30 Jews. No pun needed. Long ways away anyways. See you Goys,” he wrote in a November post, according to the Herald. Ten days later he posted under the saem account, “We can’t vote away what our fathers tried to, we must spill blood."

Reed also made references to “pulling a Dylann Roof,” the white supremacist who murdered nine African-American worshippers in a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015. In December, he made a video showing off sights on an AR-15 rifle and vowing to commit a school shooting, according to the Herald.

Reed was arrested at his mother’s home in Lake Forest Park, Wash. In his home in Monroe, investigators found gas masks and military helmets, also seizing a laptop. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office secured an extreme risk protection order, which bans a person deemed a threat to themselves or others from having firearms, and used it to seize 12 guns from his home.

In a recorded interview, Reed admitted to authoring the posts but claimed they were intended to be in the voices of fictional characters, according to the paper. He struggled to explain his issues with Jewish people to detectives, saying it “wasn’t too personal” but eventually saying a Jewish person had gotten him fired.

The announcement of the charges comes less than a week after a white supremacist who allegedly praised the massacre of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, was arrested for lying to the FBI.