Chicago Man Charged in Death Threat Against Abortion Clinic

18xp-supremacist-threeByTwoSmallAt2X (1)Source: The New York Times


A Chicago man is accused of promising to “slaughter and murder” doctors, patients and visitors at an abortion clinic, a threat that the authorities said Monday he issued on, an online forum where he followed an Ohio man charged last week over similar threats, court records show.

The man in Chicago, Farhan Sheikh, 19, has been charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said on Monday in a news release.

Mr. Sheikh, who was arrested last week and is in custody, wrote of plans to attack the clinic, which the authorities did not identify, this Friday, according to a criminal affidavit.

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Categories: Abortion, America, USA

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