A Seattle man has been charged with one count of malicious harassment for threatening the Idris Mosque near Northgate in Seattle on Tuesday.
According to court documents, Robert Kinder Farris, 37, was arrested at his Greenwood apartment on Tuesday and sits in King County Jail on $2 million bail. He will be arraigned on June 30.
Upon his arrest, documents state, Farris was advised of and waived his Miranda rights and admitted to making threatening postings on his Facebook account June 12-14. The Seattle Police Department 911 Communications Section received a call from someone who observed the online threats toward the mosque, and police soon located the defendant.
On Thursday, Becky Range, public information officer for the Redmond Police Department, said they are working with the FBI to determine whether there is any connection to the calls they received of a possible threat last Sunday at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) mosque in Redmond.
Documents state that in 2015, Farris was investigated for allegedly calling and making death threats to the MAPS mosque in Redmond.