U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard
  • U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard
  • Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

Baja California police have captured a U.S. citizen on the lam from the FBI for allegedly threatening to decapitate a congresswoman from Hawaii.

Arnold Sherbow

Arnold Sherbow

Agents of the fugitive unit of the Policia Estatal Preventiva (State Preventive Police) arrested Aniruddha Sherbow, 43, as he walked along Paseo Ensenada in Playas de Tijuana on Wednesday, August 28.

“Sherbow was turned over to FBI agents in San Diego, California, late yesterday and is scheduled to have his initial court appearance today in San Diego, prior to his eventual return to Washington, D.C., to face the outstanding charge of transmission of threats in interstate commerce,” the FBI said in an August 29 press release. “The alleged threats occurred on August 1 and August 3, 2013, and were deemed credible.”

Although the FBI statement did not provide details of Sherbow’s alleged threats, a story published by the Hawaii Reporter in early August said Sherbow sent an email to U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, in which he threatened to cut off Gabbard’s head.

“I, Aniruddha Sherbow, with the Divine as my witness, do hereby solemnly vow to find Tulsi Gabbard, wheresoever she may be, and to sever her head from her body,” Sherbow allegedly wrote in an email to the congresswoman, according to the Hawaii Reporter.

Acting on a request from U.S. authorities, Baja California state police tracked Sherbow to Playas, the Tijuana daily El Mexicano reported. The newspaper characterized Sherbow as “a terrorist,” a characterization repeated in other newspapers and broadcast media in Mexico, where the arrest was treated as major news.

  • Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

More from the web

Comments

FatCatSegat Sept. 2, 2013 @ 8:03 p.m.

With the Devine as his witness he might've map quested Hawaii or D.C. for that matter. Not really a hot spot for U.S. Reps in Tijuana. The younger terrorists probably teased this one. You know,...for being ah,...stupid?

0

Javajoe25 Sept. 2, 2013 @ 9:37 p.m.

Oh, I don't think this guy was really going to cut off that pretty head. I think he was just trying to get attention; maybe get a job with one of the cartels. Chop chop.

0

Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close