PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the Republican party whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, officials announced Monday.
The FBI says Norman Leboon, 38, told investigators he was the “son of the god of Enoch” and that he had posted a video on the Internet threatening the lives of Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia and his family.
An FBI affidavit makes no mention of an incident last Tuesday when a bullet smashed through a window at Cantor’s campaign office in Richmond about 1 a.m. Police have said their investigation indicated the bullet was a stray from a randomly fired handgun.
According to the affidavit, Leboon allegedly said in the video: “Remember Eric ... our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, ... You receive my bullets in your office. Remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”
The video was reported to the FBI in San Francisco on Friday and Leboon allegedly told agents he posted it Wednesday.
An investigation led agents to an address in Philadelphia, where they learned Leboon, who was a fugitive from state charges of making terroristic threats, also lived.
If convicted of the charges against him, Leboon faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years imprisonment, three years supervised release and a fine up to $500,000.