ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge.
According to the FBI, 50-year-old Craig Jungwirth was arrested Saturday for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case.
In a news release sent Sunday, FBI spokesman Michael D. Leverock said Jungwirth has been charged with transmitting threatening communications and will appear in federal court on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Orlando, Fla.
Jungwirth has been charged in connection with online threats and threats planned for Labor Day weekend in the Wilton Manors area. According to FBI Special Agent Elisa Germano, Jungwirth made alarming threats towards the LGBT community in late August. One of his Facebook posts made a reference to the June Orlando shooting: