A Maryland man had sent threatening emails to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Now, he is incarcerated in federal prison facing serious charges.
56-year-old Thomas Connally told the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that he will set him and his family on fire.
“You and your entire family will be dragged into the street, beaten to death, and set on fire,” one mail reads.
“I hope you have every bone in your skull broken with crowbars and sledgehammers.”
In total, the suspect sent the expert seven emails. The Justice Department specified that Connally made the threats from December 28, 2020, to July 21, 2021, using an encrypted account.
“We will never tolerate violent threats against public officials,” US Attorney Jonathan Lenzner said.
“Our public health officials deserve our thanks and appreciation for their tireless work, and we will not hesitate to bring charges against those individuals who seek to use fear to silence these public servants.”