FBI Arrests The Crying Nazi For Extortion And Threats

NBC News reports:

A New Hampshire man who was involved in the violent 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Virginia was charged Thursday with threatening a person using the online messaging app Telegram, authorities said. Christopher Cantwell, 39, was taken into custody and indicted on two counts, extortion over interstate communications and threatening interstate communications, according to the FBI’s Boston field office.

The indictment alleges that Cantwell threatened a man to get the personal identifying information of a second man with whom he was feuding. He allegedly told the victim over Telegram that if he didn’t hand over the information he would attack his wife. “So if you don’t want me to come and f— your wife in front of your kids, then you should make yourself scarce,” Cantwell texted the victim, the indictment says.

In July 2018, Cantwell was banned from entering the state of Virginia for five years. He earned his “Crying Nazi” nickname for a tearful web video in which he sobbed that federal authorities were closing in on him. (Tipped by JMG reader Kevin)