Man arrested threatening to behead Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Authorities have arrested a man for making threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Published  7:17 AM HST Aug 29, 2013
Aniruddha Sherbow

Authorities in the District of Columbia say they've arrested a man for making threats against Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The U.S. Capitol Police and FBI said Aniruddha Sherbow, 43, was arrested Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico. He was turned over to FBI agents in San Diego and will make his initial court appearance there before being returned to Washington, D.C.

His initial appearance is scheduled for around 7:30 a.m. Hawaii time. More details about the case will be made available at that time.

"The FBI hopes that this arrest gives Representative Gabbard some peace of mind and a greater feeling of safety as she represents the people of Hawaii in Congress," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon in a written statement.  

Authorities say the alleged threats occurred Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 and were deemed credible, but did not elaborate.

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