>> Federal authorities charging 31 year old Juan Thompson in Missouri Friday with making a number of hoax bomb threats against Jewish groups across the country. But it's a little more complicated than that. Authorities say Thompson made the mostly emailed threats while posting as an ex girlfriend to get back at her for a recent breakup.
Thompson allegedly used fake email accounts to accused the woman of possessing child pornography. Threatened to publicize nude photos of her and told the US Secret Service on Twitter she had threatened the President. In February he posted quote, know any good lawyers? Need to stop this nasty/racist white girl I dated who sent a bomb threat in my name and wants me to be raped in jail.
His arrest coming a little over a year after Thompson was fired from an investigated news website for fabricating stories. Reuters correspondent Jonathan Allen.>> About a year before that he was a reporter at the Intercept. He was fired for making up quotes, according to the editor in chief, and for sending emails posing as other people, including his own editor in chief.
Since then, he's been fairly active online, very angry online. He's a black man and he sees a lot of what has happened to him and what is happening in America as the fault of white people and embraces it.>> Thompson's arrest does little to solve the question of why there's been a flood of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country.
>> He's only been accused of eight threats, but there's been more then 100 recorded around the country since the beginning of the year. It's not clear if he sort of you know, jumped on as a existing wave of threats and was a sort of a copycat.>> The Washington Post reporting law enforcement do not believe Thompson is responsible for the dozens of antisemitic bomb threats across the US, or the recent vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in Saint Louis, Philadelphia, and upstate New York.