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New York man charged after Ilhan Omar’s office received a threatening call

Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar attends an address by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) at a joint meeting of the US Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 April 2019. .
Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar attends an address by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) at a joint meeting of the US Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 April 2019. . EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS via AP

A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar’s office in Washington D.C. last month.

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Omar is among the first of two Muslim women to serve in Congress.

The FBI said in a criminal complaint Carlineo called her a “terrorist” and threatened to shoot her.

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The bureau said that Carlineo sounded angry during the call but “spelled his name correctly and provided contact information” to a staffer.

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Carlineo told the FBI that he is a patriot, “loves the president and that he hates radical Muslims in our government,” the criminal complaint says.