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Florida Man Threatens to 'Exterminate' LGBT People in Pulse-Style Massacre


The attack was reportedly planned for Labor Day weekend by an unhinged and possibly gay 50-year-old man.

A South Florida man is reportedly in police custody after promising to "exterminate" the LGBT community in a Pulse-style massacre planned for Labor Day weekend.

Craig Jungwirth -- reportedly a 50-year-old gay man and former organizer of South Florida's Beach Bear Weekend -- advertised the crime in a series of Facebook posts.

"None of you deserve to live," Jungwirth wrote. "If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."

"[S]ince you f***ots aren't dying from AIDS anymore, I have a better solution to exterminate you losers," he continued. "I'm gonna be killing you f**s faster that cops kill n***ers. It's time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS infested losers."

Wilton Manors, located an hour from Miami, boasts one of the largest LGBT communities in the country. The gay enclave is home to popular bars like Rumors and Georgie's Alibi. These establishments have stepped up security in the wake of the threats, which are currently being investigated by police.

"Wilton Manors Police Department has been working with Fort Lauderdale PD, the FBI and the Orlando PD to investigate this matter,'' Wilton Manors Commissioner Justin Flippen told the Miami Herald. "It is being taken very seriously."

Although reports suggested that Jungwirth is in police custody, the Wilton Manors Police Department claimed it had not made an official arrest in the case.

"Due to the on-going investigation we are unable to provide any details about the investigation," the department wrote in a press release, "and what current information our department has learned about this matter and the individual(s) involved at this time."

Wilton Manors Police Chief Paul O'Connell told TV station WTVJ of Miami that these threats have shaken the Florida LGBT community in the wake of the Pulse nightclub tragedy, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were injured when a lone gunman opened fire in the gay bar in Orlando.

"[The posts] are alarming," O'Connell said, "and in a community like Wilton Manors, when you mention the word Pulse in the context in which he's mentioned it, you hit a raw nerve and so our community is extremely upset."

O'Connell added that local police are taking extra precautions over the three-day Labor Day weekend, with "extra patrols [and] high visibility throughout the holiday."

This isn't the first time that Jungwirth has run afoul of the law.

In addition to a stalking charge, he has had restraining orders filed against him in multiple states for "threatening, erratic and violent" behavior, as the Herald reports. Jungwirth was also arrested last year for "defrauding an innkeeper for less than $300."

Jungwirth has further been accused of scamming the area LGBT community. In the past, the promoter has been known to sell $100 tickets to beach events that are free and open to the public, according to South Florida Gay News.

Jungwirth's Facebook account has been deactivated in the wake of the threats.

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