A North Side man threatened online last week to “slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor i see” at an abortion clinic a few miles from his home, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Farhan Sheikh, 19, allegedly said he would carry out his threat Aug. 23. He added in posts filled with misspellings and grammatical errors, “To all the fbi agents in this app, I am NOT a satirical account. I post what I mean, and i WILL carry out what I post.”
But Sheikh is now in federal custody and faces a detention hearing Tuesday. He made his alleged comments on the meme website and app known as iFunny, and he later told authorities he had been joking.