Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Decapitate Member Of U.S. Congress Arrested; Aniruddha Sherbow Sent Email With Subject Line Of ‘Cutting Off Tulsi Gabbard’s Head,’ Capitol Police Say

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

UPDATED 1:57 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) A U.S. Congresswoman representing a district in Hawaii was repeatedly menaced by a man who threatened to cut off her head, U.S. Capitol Police said in an affidavit.

Aniruddha Sherbow now has been arrested in Mexico and turned over to U.S. authorities in California for later return to the District of Columbia, the FBI said. He is facing a charge of transmission of threats in interstate commerce. The charge is filed in the District of Columbia, and the victim in the case is U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Gabbard, a Democrat, is a newly elected member of Congress. This is from her biography on her official Congressional website (italics added):

In 2004, Tulsi voluntarily deployed to Iraq with her fellow Soldiers of the 29th Brigade eventually serving two tours of combat duty in the Middle East. Tulsi was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was the first female Distinguished Honor Graduate at Fort McClellan’s Officer Candidate School, and was the first woman to ever receive an award of appreciation from the Kuwaiti military on her second overseas tour. Tulsi continues to serve as a Captain in the Hawaii National Guard’s 29th Brigade Combat Team. In between her two tours, Tulsi worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Akaka, where she advised the senator on energy independence, homeland security, the environment, and veterans’ affairs.

In 2010, Tulsi ran for the Honolulu City Council and served as Chair of the Safety, Economic Development, and Government Affairs committee and Vice Chair of the Budget committee. Representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, Tulsi is one of the first two female combat veterans, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress.

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