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Herndon man indicted for threatening to murder U.S. officials on social media

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging a Herndon man with threatening to murder officials, officers and employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. State Department, as well as Virginia law enforcement officers.

William Lewis Weaver II, 36, is charged with two counts of threatening to assault and murder federal officials, officers and employees and three counts of transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing threats to injure the person of another. The indictment alleges that between Aug. 23 and Sept. 16, Weaver used a Twitter account to post tweets that threatened to murder a number of government officials, including specific threats involving bombs and a shotgun.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the indictment was returned. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Berrang is prosecuting the case.

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