Massachusetts Inmate Charged with Threatening to Kill President Barack Obama
A Massachusetts man was charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama on Monday.
According to WHDH, Alex Hernandez, an inmate at Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, was charged with two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm at the US District Court in Boston.
The US Attorney’s office revealed that the 31-year-old Worcester man told a fellow inmate last March that he was interested in becoming a mujahedeen and wanted to set up a “lone-wolf attack” to kill President Obama.
Agents also learned that Hernandez was looking to obtain fake travel documents in order to escape the country after going through with his plan.
The Boston Globe reports that he contacted undercover law enforcement through the mail in November, believing that they were an embassy contact who could arrange his false travel documents. The mailing address was given to Hernandez by a fellow inmate.
After receiving two letters from Hernandez, an undercover agent visited him at the prison twice during the winter, which is when he reportedly reaffirmed his plan to kill President Obama.
“I am writing to you now to ask that you come see me,” Hernandez wrote in one of the letters, according to WHDH. “I am a brother in faith, a martyr; and as a martyr I wish to fulfill Allah’s wishes and not to live among infidels.”
Hernandez’s prison cell allegedly contained images related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as photos of Osama bin Laden and ISIS members.