Man Linked to Threatening South Florida LGBT Community Facing Federal Charge

A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community of Wilton Manors was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge.

Craig Jungwirth, 50, was arrested Saturday for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case, FBI officials say.

According to WESH, the FBI had received tips from local law enforcement and concerned citizens of "alarming threats," which contained statements such as "None of you deserve to live."

One of Jungwirth's Facebook postings said, "If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."

Another statement said, "... I have a better solution to exterminate you losers."

Jeff Black says Jungwirth has harassed him for months and he's been trying to alert law enforcement.

"His campaign against me is that I'm criminally vectoring HIV; he has swatted me which is the process of posting a picture and saying you're a threat to the community."

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.

Jungwirth has been charged in connection with online threats made in his name, and police say Facebook posts on Aug. 30 mentioned the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando and made threats planned for Labor Day weekend in the Wilton Manors area.

His attorney, Ron Baum, did not respond for comment.

Jungwirth is in federal custody at the Seminole County Jail and is expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Orlando.

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