Authorities Say Brian Maiorana Is A Registered Sex Offender, Had Semi-Automatic Weapon In Home

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island man is now facing federal charges, accused of threatening to kill protesters, politicians and members of law enforcement.

Prosecutors say 54-year-old Brian Maiorana, a registered sex offender, made a series of violent threats on social media.

His alleged targets included Sen. Chuck Schumer and those celebrating Joe Biden’s election victory.

According to police, a search of Maiorana’s home turned up a semi-automatic weapon and ammunition.

He’s being held without bail.

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