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Police: Nanuet Man Made Facebook Threats to Kill Public Officials

Clarkstown Police, FBI investigation leads to arrest on weapons, terroristic threats charges.

A Nanuet man who posted numerous threats against public officials including the governor and members of Congress on a Facebook page has been charged with making terroristic threats and illegal weapons possession, Clarkstown Police said today.

Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, was arrested after an investigation by Clarkstown Police and the FBI that began with a complaint from his landlord. Sgt. Glen Cummings said the landlord, a 63-year-old woman, complained on Wednesday that Mulqueen had engaged in harassing behavior toward her.

The landlord, Cummings said, alerted police that she also believed Mulqueen had a pattern of threatening behavior that included violent anti-government posts on a Facebook page that he maintained under a pseudonym - Lawrence Henry - and that Mulqueen was illegally in possession of weapons.

Cummings said an investigation revealed that the publicly accessible Facebook page maintained by Mulqueen did contain numerous threats against government officials and law enforcement. Cummings said the Facebook page had posts that Mulqueen was anxious to start killing various public officials including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi,  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Facebook page, according to police, also stated Mulqueen wanted all followers of President Barack Obama dead, referring to them as "traitor scum," and declaring "death to them all." 

With the discovery of the threats, Clarkstown Police alerted the FBI, which assisted the town with an investigation of Mulqueen. The probe led investigators to obtain a search warrant and Mulqueen's home was raided.

Mulqueen was taken into a custody and Cummings said the raid on the home found body armor, weapons and ammunition including:

  • 1 10.62x54 Bolt Action Rifle
  • 1 Remington 35 Pump Action Rifle loaded with 6 rounds
  • 1 Bulletproof Body Armor
  • Approximately 100 rounds of Ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50 caliber armor piercing bullets (tank buster)
  • 2 Rifle bayonets
  • 1 Rifle Scope
  • 1 Sword
  • 1 Metal Knuckle Knife

No one was injured in connection with Mulqueen's arrest and the raid on his home. Clarkstown police were familiar with Mulqueen because of numerous landlord-tenant disputes that he had been involved with over the past year. Police said that previous criminal convictions made it illegal for Mulqueen to own firearms.

In addition to comments about public officials, a post on the "Lawrence Henry" Facebook page targets Mulqueen's landlord: "harass her at will friends."

The discovery and the Facebook investigation led to Mulqueen being charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, making terroristic threats and harassment. He was arrested and arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court, where Judge Scott Ugell ordered Mulqueen held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City without bail pending a hearing on Monday.

stephany March 03, 2013 at 05:58 AM
you did not qualify your original statement with "some" so why should I. you just changed the rules to suit yourself in your attempt try to embarrass me, which is not going to happen Your ORIGINAL statement says treatment of vets [meaning ALL vets]--NOT SOME VETS.as in "I'm sure SOME will beg to differ" IN YOUR REPLY TO ME. what is your gripe with the way they are treated anyway. My god,on top of everything else they get they now want to take all the good jobs away from people who are losing homes, have no insurance and can't say or are afraid to say anything because of people like you getting on their case. I hope i would be too ashamed and embarrassed to take a job from a family looking at foreclosure if i was a recent vet. How is that even justifiable. If they are so well trained and excellent workers why can't they apply like the rest of the country. I am still trying to figure out why they don't get hired right off the bat if they are such ideal workers. I mean don't the people doing the hiring want the best for their company or do they need a tax deduction to convince them. As you might have noticed this upsets me greatly, especially since the US military is the biggest jobs program in the world and the vets looking for jobs just left it. with all the hundreds of jobs programs for vets it just incentivises them to exit from the military to take advantage before the good jobs are gone.
Please! March 03, 2013 at 04:31 PM
You don't think a person that goes and risks his life to fight for our freedoms deserves a chance at the best job out there? Have you ever heard of PTSD? Have you ever had a bomb explode next to you or close enough to rip off your legs? There is a horrible psychological effect that war has on a human being. In this country, the govt. doesn't make "enough" of an effort to reach out and rehabilitate these individuals. They then return back from the war, can't get a job and are treated as convicts. This builds in their minds to the point of buying arsenal and spewing hate towards the govt. Mulqueen might be one of these people. Who knows. But again, if he is, and he has been denied help, this is what someone can turn into. The lack of psychiatric services in this country is deplorable. We could care less if someone has a bolt loose here and there. We prefer to take a "wait and see" attitude and hope he doesn't walk into a school room and take out 20 children. I guess that one failed didn't it. Maybe we need to pump more taxpayers funds to helping the ones that need professional help instead of ignoring them, then we'll have less cases such as serial killers and people threatening to become one.
stephany March 05, 2013 at 06:20 PM
PLEASE, Please!,,,it is never enough is the problem, and no i do not think that any vet deserves the best job out there simply because vet is a vet,and If vet has a chance at it without help,because not every vet is qualified for every job, let him win the job because he is the best candidate. let them at least try then if they need help we can talk. I think i have a better solution for this vet jobs thing.. when a vet voluntarily separates he is eligible for 2 yrs unemployment[reviewable/extendable [federally] after 2 yrs] while collecting unemployment the vet can work [anywhere] and pad the unemployment up to 2x the salary vet was making before vet enlisted. Vet must go to school [free-va] vet gets a 0 interest car loan up to 20K or 1/2 upfront costs for car lease [lease-up to $250 per mo].. no tax to buy or register this accomplishes at least 2 things. 1 inhibits people from enlisting simply because they have no job [ economic reasons] by not rewarding them with lifetime employment from the moment they enlisted and does not eliminate all the good jobs people with families need NOW and potentially from now on. when vets separate voluntarily into a bad job market there will be some with ptsd. not as many as claim it, but some. i am not interested in why someone who did not have it would claim to. separation should be contingent on vet having no ptsd. vets presenting with legitimate ptsd should be managed by the military and overseen by congress,not locally
Stymie Cosentino May 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
thank god he didn't have ar-15 or prince andy would have been very very angry and screeched and made his angry face.
George Puzo March 17, 2014 at 07:22 PM
What a crazy world we live in. I am just glad that he was detained and is now able to get the help he needs. What I wonder is, where did he get all of those weapons and accessories? My family hunts all the time and I do not believe they have every had access to that which he had. I wonder if he is a veteran of our armed forces and brought them home after a tour. I guess time will only tell. George Puzo | <a href='https://carcreditmonster.com' >https://carcreditmonster.com</a>

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