An alleged tweet from Brandon Ziobrowski that $500 kill an ICE agent.
A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday, after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and the sharing of his desire to cut the throat of Sen. John McCain, the federal officials said.
The U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign trade for the transfer of threat to injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts from this year.
Federal officials said Ziobrowski tweeted a murder for hire of an invitation to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500, and repeatedly tweeted his desire to cut the throat of McCain, R-Ariz.
“The agents and officers in the enforcement of federal laws doing their job, plain and simple,” the Attorney of the s. S. Andrew Lelling said at a press conference. “There is a difference between public debate and the other in the fear of their lives.”
Federal officials said Ziobrowski, in March began to tweet threatening messages against the federal agents who work for the ICE cream.
On 2 July, the 33-year-old allegedly tweeted: “I am broke, but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me, seriously, who else can pledge to get in on this, you can make this work.”
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Ziobrowski the Twitter handle, @Vine_II, had 448 followers at the time of the tweet.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Harold Shaw said that Ziobrowski had expressed “extreme anti-AMERICAN” rhetoric on his behalf, and professed support for the “socialist” and “communist” ideology. Four police officers have been killed in the region in the past year, which Shaw said: “enough is enough.”
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Lelling said the July 2 tweet the two would like to receive, but officials are looking to, if someone is to the 33-year-old about the threat.
“He seems very much against the ICE and the mission. He seems to be a severe aversion to at least one of the Republican senator and enforcement of the law,” he told reporters.
Ziobrowski repeatedly tweeted his desire to cut the throat of Sen John McCain, according to federal officials.
There is a trend of “upward” in the threats against the life of the law enforcement offices, especially those entrusted with the enforcement of federal immigration laws, according to Lelling, who added there is no indication that the 33-year-old was a part of an organised group.
“Feeling strong about this subject is fine. Put the lives of people in danger, not fine,” he told reporters.
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Lelling added, while we live in a time of heated political rhetoric, “each of us” are responsible for setting limits on the political speech to the people’s lives in danger.
Ziobrowski faces five years in prison, if convicted, in addition to three years supervised release and a fine of $250.
Fox News’ Andrew Fone contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed