Fugitive Arrested In Mexico For Allegedly Threatening Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

AP

On Thursday, the U.S. Capitol Police and FBI announced the arrest of Aniruddha Sherbow for allegedly making threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Sherbow was apprehended in Mexico on Wednesday by the Baja California State Police Fugitive Unit, acting on a warrant issued in Washington, D.C.

Mexican authorities turned Sherbow over to U.S. law enforcement late Wednesday. Sherbow is scheduled to have an initial court appearance Thursday in San Diego, Calif., on a charge of transmission of threats in interstate commerce. He will then be moved to Washington. According to a press release from the FBI and Capitol Police, the alleged threats “occurred on August 1 and August 3, 2013” and “were deemed credible.”

Gabbard was elected to represent Hawaii’s second congressional district last year. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, in 2011, a court issued a three-year injunction against Sherbow after he allegedly sent Gabbard, who was then serving on the Honolulu City Council, a string of “verbally abusive telephone calls and sent similar text messages.”

 

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