STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man was charged Tuesday with three counts of making threatening communications online.
Kendall J. Sullivan, 50, posted numerous statements in which he threatened to injure or kill certain individuals or groups, according to U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. He allegedly made the threats on an Internet forum, Metalthrone.net.
Sullivan made anti-Semitic posts on May 29, June 10 and July 5, according to the indictment. All of the threats were anti-Semitic.
The FBI and the Stamford Police Department executed a federal search warrant and a state risk warrant at Sullivan's residence on July 15 and seized more than two dozen firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and additional firearm components. On that date, Sullivan was charged in state court with the unlawful possession of unregistered high-capacity magazines. He has remained in custody since that time.
“Threats of violence against any religious or ethnic group cannot be tolerated, and when threats are made in violation of federal law, our office stands ready to prosecute those who make them,” Daly said. “I thank the FBI and Stamford Police Department for investigating this matter and helping to ensure the safety of our community.”
“We would like to thank the members of the Stamford Police Department Intelligence and Homeland Security Unit and our partners at the FBI for handling this disturbing case expeditiously and without sparing any effort,” said Stamford Assistant Police Chief Jim Matheny. “We here in Stamford have a longstanding and very positive relationship with the local Jewish community and have partnered with them on several security and training initiatives. Along with the JTTF we take all such matters extremely seriously and will spare no resources to safeguard all members of our community.”
If convicted of the charges in the indictment, Sullivan faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count.