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Harlingen Man Sentenced On State Charges For Terror-Related Twitter Threats

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A Harlingen man serving a 2-year federal prison sentence on terror-related charges has been sentenced to 8 years in a state prison for possessing bomb-making materials.

The new punishment stems from the same incident in June of 2019 when Joel Hayden Schrimsher made an online threat – tweeting that he was going to mail a bomb to the Federal Reserve. Schrimsher, who was 18 at the time, also tweeted threats against a synagogue and a mosque.

When he was arrested, local police and federal agents found bomb-making chemicals and instructions. Authorities also turned up a large amount white supremacist propaganda on Schrimsher’s phone.

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