Man Supposedly Threatens To Become 'New Towelhead Sniper'
Federal Officials said an Arlington man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly sent e-mails to family members threatening to kill Arab women and Latinos.
The FBI arrested 57-year-old Charles Gerbino Thursday morning in his Arlington home.
The communications were so full of rage that officials said Gerbino's sister contacted the FBI to warn them.
"He's charged with making threats through the interstate commerce by sending an e-mail from his home in Arlington to his sister who lived in Florida," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Melson. "In that e-mail were threats that he would shoot Arab women and Latinos."
In the e-mails, one which was written two days after the Virginia Tech shootings, Gerbino wrote, "I'm real, real, real close to that snapping point."
He also wrote, "I was just going to become the new Towelhead Sniper ..."
Gerbino remains in federal custody. He has a court appearance next week. [Link]
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