The Massachusetts man name Daniel Frisiello, 24 was arrested on Thursday following another letter that was sent to Stanford University Law professor Michele Dauber. The FBI was able to tie a “glitter bomb” letter to the other letters sent with a “white powdery” substance.
Frisiello has donated to the Democratic political action committee and shared extreme alt-left rhetoric.
The registered Democrat also contributed to ActBlue according to the Federal Election Commission.
On Thursday the FBI arrived at his parent’s house where he lives (shocker). The Boston Herald reports:
Risiello, 24, is accused of using powder-laced letters to terrorize the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and four other people before federal sleuths rummaged through his family’s garbage and connected him to the purchase of a practical-joke “glitter bomb.”
“It’s just every parent’s worst nightmare, because I have no doubt they knew nothing,” one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said of Frisiello’s family. “He went to private schools. This is not like a terrorist kid.”
Frisiello made an initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court in Worcester, where he is charged with five counts of mailing threats and five counts of false information and hoaxes. He was held pending a detention hearing on Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garland said that a family member had reported that the defendant was on medication for suicidal thoughts.
Frisiello’s lawyer, Scott Gleason, said his client has been on medication all his life, but he would not say for what.
Gleason described him as “very much an overwhelmed young man who has got some issues and some difficulties that he’s been dealing with through his life. But I am optimistic and confident that when all of the facts play out, there will be a very good understanding of what transpired, and I’m expecting the best to work out.”