Eric Lin, 35, of Clarksburg, Maryland, was arrested on Friday, August 16, 2019, in Seattle, Washington, after being charged with Making Threatening Communications, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c) via a criminal complaint filed in Miami. Lin made his initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in Seattle.
Ariana Fajardo Orshan, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
According to allegations in the complaint, between May 30, 2019, and August 13, 2019, Eric Lin made multiple threatening communications via Facebook to injure and kill a South Florida resident and to kill all Hispanics in Miami and other places.
U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and the City of Miami Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria K. Medetis.