Nanuet man indicted on charges of threatening to kill officials

Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, of Nanuet man was indicted Monday on charges related to possessing weapons and making anti-government comments on Facebook that police contend included threats to kill state officials, members of Congress and supporters of President Barack Obama.

Mulqueen said on his public Facebook page that he was “anxious to start killing various public officials” and wanted “all followers of President Barack Obama dead,” calling them “traitor scum” and declaring “death to them all,” Clarkstown police said after arresting Mulqueen on Wednesday.

Police searched Mulqueen’s residence on Freedman Avenue in Nanuet and found body armor, two rifles, two rifle bayonets and about 100 rounds of ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50-caliber armor-piercing bullets, known as tank busters, police said. The officers also seized a rifle scope, a sword and a metal knuckle knife.

Mulqueen faces one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of making terrorist threats, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of harassment.

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Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.