FLORIDA: Man Accused Of Making Terrorist Threats Against Gay Bars Arrested On Unrelated Charges

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested Saturday by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge, officials said. A Broward County judge on Saturday held an emergency hearing to issue an arrest warrant for Craig Jungwirth, 50, for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case.

But his attorney, Ron L. Baum, said he did not appear in court because he lives in Orange County, and was not able to get to the emergency hearing in time. He was arrested by troopers after driving on a suspended license in Osceola County, said Orlando Police Lt. Richard Ruth.

Jungwirth has not been charged in connection with online threats made under his name, but police said Facebook posts on Aug. 30 mentioned the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando and made threats planned for Labor Day weekend in the Wilton Manors area.

“We’ve been in close contact with authorities in South Florida,” Ruth said. “Since he lives here and one of the posts said ‘it will be worse than Pulse,’ of course we’ve been monitoring the case and working closely with them.”

The judge Saturday said Jungwirth’s violation of bond conditions and “escalating concerns of public safety,” along with his failure to appear in court Saturday, called for the “extraordinary measure” of revoking his bond and issuing an arrest warrant.