Self-Declared Sovereign Citizen Allegedly Sent White Powder To Jewish Center

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May 13, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” Jeffrey Klinkel was arrested last week on suspicion of sending white powder to a Jewish community center in Boulder, Colorado that included a preschool, television station KMGH reported.

During the Passover holiday, a staffer at the community center unfolded a letter allegedly sent from Klinkel, which read, “ENEMIES,” according to KMGH.

“This Goyim is enjoying the blood of her enemies for Passover,” the letter reportedly said.

Upon discovery of the white powder in the envelope, the Jewish center was evacuated, including a preschool. Staffers who had come in contact with the letter were reportedly quarantined.

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The powder was later identified to be “corn starch and/or white flour,” according to KMGH.

Police say they found Klinkel’s fingerprints on the envelopes, though he denied any knowledge of the hoax. Boulder detectives also reportedly found phone messages left by Klinkel to the Jewish center before the incident.

Klinkel reportedly identified himself as a sovereign citizen to an officer while being read his Miranda rights.

“Klinkel also advised me that he was a Sovereign Citizen and that these rights did not pertain to him,” the arrest affidavit said, according to KMGH.

Klinkel faces charges of felony menacing, explosive hoax and interference with a school facility, according to the station.

The station reported that he had an arrest record in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Arizona and Massachusetts, that includes assault, burglary, harassment and fraud.

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