Republican Rising Star Death Threat Near-Miss?
NBC 6 reports:
Pierre Alejandro Verges Castro, 19, has been arrested and charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He’s being held on $7,500 bond.
According to police, Castro tweeted “I will kill Carlos Curbelo” on his personal Twitter page.
Police made contact with Castro at his job on Wednesday, where he was arrested.
Curbelo’s office released a statement following the threat, saying “Earlier this week our office was made aware of a death threat directed at Congressman Curbelo through social media. Capitol Police was immediately notified and quickly identified the individual responsible. The Congressman’s home and our district office are being monitored by officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department. There are currently no changes expected to his schedule. The Congressman and his family would like to thank U.S. Capitol Police and the Miami-Dade Police Department for their swift work to address the situation.”
Curbelo is in a neck and neck race for reelection. The latest NY Times/Siena poll has the incumbent Republican down one point from his Democratic challenger, Debbie Mucarsei-Powell.