MERIDEN — A New York man faces charges after police said he made terrorist threats at the library in August.
Marvin Elliot, 42, of 27 Sageman St., Mount Vernon, New York, was charged Monday act of terrorism, first-degree threatening and breach of peace.
On Aug. 27, 2018 police responded to the public library, 105 Miller St., for a report of a man who made a terrorist threat. A librarian told police a man, later identified as Elliot, approached him and asked if he wanted to “contribute donations to either ISIS or Al Qaeda,” according to Elliot’s arrest warrant.
A person outside the library also reported that Elliot asked for donations to Al Qaeda and appeared upset. A security guard told police Elliot got into a car, rolled down his window, and stated “the library was going to be the first target and would burn,” the warrant said. He also reportedly said “the city would be next” and that “America is a terrorist nation.” according to the warrant.
Local police contacted the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force about the incident. The state police bomb squad responded to search the library and surrounding area.
Elliot was extradited from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. Bond was set at $250,000 and he is due back in court on Feb. 21.
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