Freelance reporter threatened to ‘kill every Jew’ and shoot pro-Israel US officials: court docs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A freelance reporter based in Fort Wayne, Ind., is in federal prison for allegedly threatening to “kill every Jew” in the city and “shoot every pro-Israel U.S. government employee.” It was reported that he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. A federal affidavit filed in court last week.

Jeffrey Stevens, 41, is charged with using interstate communications to post threats, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.

He was first reported to the FBI after “several Facebook-related posts” following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, according to the affidavit.

Jeffrey Stevens, a freelance reporter from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was arrested after threatening to “shoot all pro-Israel U.S. government officials.” Huntington County Sheriff’s Department
Stevens also threatened to “kill all the Jews” in Fort Wayne. jeffrey stevens facebook

In an interview with the FBI on February 2, Stevens admitted to posting on a CIA website that he intended to shoot and kill pro-Israel U.S. officials, according to the affidavit.

He also admitted to sending Fort Wayne police a message on Facebook saying he would “kill all the Jews.”

During an interview, he said he was intoxicated when he posted the message, according to the affidavit.

Stevens also allegedly posted, “I will definitely eliminate all pro-Israel CIA personnel.”

The Detroit News first reported the affidavit on Monday.

Stevens at an anti-Israel rally. jeffrey stevens facebook

The affidavit was filed on February 12 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Stevens was arrested last week and will remain in custody, according to a federal judge’s Feb. 16 order.

Stevens’ attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Stevens could face up to five years in federal prison. jeffrey stevens facebook

A quarter of American Jews say they have been the target of anti-Semitism in the past year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Jewish Committee.

A national survey found that nearly two-thirds of American Jews feel less safe in America than they did a year ago.



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