A Cambridge man was arrested today on charges he offered $500 to any of his Twitter followers to kill an ICE agent, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
An indictment unsealed today charges Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, of Cambridge, with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person. Ziobrowski was arrested this morning in New York, the US Attorney's office says.
According to the US Attorney's office:
On July 2, 2018, Ziobrowski allegedly tweeted: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ice agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this let’s make this work.” It is alleged that Ziobrowski’s tweet was designed as a threat to encourage violence and the murder of federal law enforcement agents. At the time of the tweet, Ziobrowski had 448 Twitter followers.
The feds say the solicitation came after earlier tweets in which he'd allegedly threatened to slit John McCain's throat and wished death more generally on ICE agents.
Twitter has suspended his account.