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Suspect booked for threatening NYC Pride March with attack that could make Pulse Nightclub’s tragedy ‘like a pastry street’

FEDERAL prosecutors arrested a New York man for threatening to bring a large amount of fire to the city’s Pride March and likened the consequences to being worse than the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

Robert Fehring, 74, was arrested by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York on Monday for threatening to attack the pride march with “firepower” to the point of “causing the Boxing 2016 Orlando Pulse night looks like a drama.”

Federal prosecutors arrested Robert Fehring for threatening to attack NYC Pride March

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Federal prosecutors arrested Robert Fehring for threatening to attack NYC Pride MarchCredit: ABC
He threatens to use a lot "firepower" it will make Orlando open fire "looks like a pastry street"

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He threatened to use a lot of “firepower” that would make the Orlando shooting “look like a cake road”Credit: Reuters

“Fehring’s alleged threats against members of the LGBTQ+ community are not only appalling but dangerous, despite the fact that he has yet to act on his intentions,” the assistant director said. Director of the FBI’s New York Field Office Michael J. Driscoll said.

Others who have collaborated on this case also agree with Driscoll.

U.S. Attorney Breon Peace stated, “As alleged, the defendant’s hateful hateful act and threats of violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community have no place in our society. and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

“This office is firmly committed to protecting the civil rights of all members of every community in this region, including the LGBTQ+ community and other minority communities.”

The FBI and New York Joint Terrorism Task Force accused Fehring of sending a number of letters threatening to attack, shoot, and bomb a number of LGBTQ-linked individuals, organizations and businesses.

Following a search warrant at his home in Bayport, New York in November, law enforcement found photos from this year’s Pride event on Long Island along with several high-powered weapons.

They found two loaded pistols, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, two stun guns and a stamped envelope addressed to an LGBTQ attorney along with the remains of a dead bird.

Fehring has sent more than 60 threats to LGBTQ people since 2013 and as recently as September.

He describes the recipients of his address as people at “the bottom of the pigsty” but added that “even animals know better.”

The biggest threat comes to New York City’s Pride March 2021.

In the threat, Fehring said there would be “” radio-cont[r]The equipment was placed in many strategic locations “along the march with so much” firepower that it would” make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting look like a pie race. “

The 2016 massacre left 49 people dead and dozens injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

In another letter, Fehring wrote to the organizer of the Long Island Pride event in East Meadow and called the organizer a “monster”.

He also wrote “you are being watched. No matter how long it takes, you will be taken out…. High-powered bullets…. Bombs…. Knives…. Whatever is necessary.”

Fehring gave up his Miranda rights and allowed federal prosecutors to interview him last month.

There, he admitted to writing letters and making threats.

He said there’s been “a sick overdose thrown in the face of people in the papers, on TV and everywhere and I’m not a fan of any homosexuality, homosexuality. “

He has written more than 60 letters to LGBTQ affiliated organizations since 2013

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He has written more than 60 letters to LGBTQ affiliated organizations since 2013Credit: Splash

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