Local man who allegedly threatened U.S. congresswoman released from custody


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County man accused of making threats against Muslim congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), was released from custody. 

Patrick Carlineo was released from custody Friday in a decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson. The conditions of his release include home detention with electronic monitoring and a mental health assessment, treatment.

The 55-year-old Addison man was charged with threatening to assault and murder a United States official, the U.S. Attorney’s office reports. 

Carlineo had several firearms in his home. Members of law enforcement executed a search warrant on April 5 and confiscated six weapons including a loaded shotgun. 

He set to be due back in court on June 7.

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