FBI arrests Puerto Rico man for Twitter threat against gay activist
Published Monday, May 20, 2013 11:55AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- An FBI spokesman says a man has been arrested in Puerto Rico for making a threat on Twitter to a well-known gay rights activist.
Special Agent Moises Quniones says the suspect was taken into custody at home in San Juan on a cyberbullying charge. Joseph Morales Serrano is accused of using the micro-blogging site to post a threatening message directed at activist Pedro Julio Serrano ahead of gay rights demonstration. The two men aren't related.
The message in Spanish said "watch out during the demonstration, it can end like in Boston," an apparent reference to the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.
The suspect is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday and does not yet have a lawyer. The charge carries up to five years in prison.