Keep WETM TV

Case against Steuben County man who threatened Congresswoman adjourned until April 16

Local News

The case against a Steuben County man who allegedly threatened U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been adjourned until April 16.

The Department of Justice confirmed to 18 News that a detention hearing will be held on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. for 55-year-old Patrick Carlineo of Addison, N.Y. 

According to court documents on March 21, 2019, a telephone call was received by a staff member for Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. During the call, Carlineo allegedly said he would “put a bullet through (Omar’s) [expletive] skull” and asked if she worked for the Muslim Brotherhood.

After receiving the call, the threat was referred to the United States Capitol Police, Threat Assessment Section, who began an investigation in coordination with the FBI.

Investigators who spoke with Carlineo reported that he believed that “if our forefathers were alive they’d put a bullet in her head.”

Carlineo was arrested in Rathbone on Friday, April 5 and the FBI is handling the case.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.