Man arrested for threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Authorities in the Washington, D.C. say they’ve arrested a man for making threats against Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI say Aniruddha Sherbow was arrested Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico.

He was turned over to FBI agents in San Diego, Calif. and will make his initial court appearance there before being returned to Washington, D.C.

Authorities say the alleged threats were deemed credible. They did not elaborate.

“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,” Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon said.

Rep. Gabbard was elected to Congress in 2012.

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