Man charged with cyber threats against Jews, Muslims, blacks


SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online.
The image is one of several alleged threats against Jewish, Muslim and black people that authorities say were posted by 30-year-old Corbin Kauffman.
They say the Lehighton (lee-HY’-tun) man also sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti at a park; plastered an Ocean City, Maryland, Jewish center’s display case with white supremacist and anti-Semitic stickers; and posted photos of the vandalism.
Kauffman was charged last week with interstate transmission of threats. Federal prosecutors announced the charge Thursday.
Kauffman’s lawyer declined to comment.
Last fall, a gunman with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons opened fire at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11. Authorities in that case say Robert Bowers expressed hatred of Jews.


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