Man arrested for threatening to ‘blow up’ conference of HS students attended by Jeff Sessions

Man arrested for threatening to ‘blow up’ conference of HS students attended by Jeff Sessions
Alexander Micah Cohen (Image: Cook County Jail)

[Ed. – Liberal civility on display once again.]

A Chicago-area man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to “shoot” and “blow up” the conference of conservative high school students held in Washington last month that grabbed headlines when the featured speaker, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, uttered the phrase “lock her up.”

28-year-old Alexander Micah Cohen was arrested outside Chicago late last month, according to authorities in Cook County, Illinois.

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., launched an investigation into the alleged threats after the parent of a student attending the conference saw some of Cohen’s messages posted online and contacted the FBI.

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When an MPD officer then contacted Cohen, he insisted his comments were “a joke,” according to an account from the officer filed in court. Cohen has now been charged with attempting to make a false report connected to a weapon of mass destruction.

Appearing in D.C. Superior Court on Friday, Cohen pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. He was released on his own recognizance.

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