Texas man arrested over anti-Muslim death threats

Carlos MarroquinHARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Authorities are investigating possible hate crimes at several convenient stores in north Houston and Harris County.

On Monday morning, Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables arrested 32-year-old Carlos Marroquin after a convenience store clerk at the Shell gas station at 6007 FM 2920 reported a man saying racial slurs and making terroristic threats.

Deputy constables said the suspect threatened to kill the store clerk and burn his store down because he was a Muslim.

Marroquin went to at least three different convenient store locations Monday morning making similar threats, according to investigators. Deputy constables obtained statements from witnesses at each location.

KPRC Houston, 2 April 2013

See also Cypress Creek Mirror, 3 April 2013

And “CAIR-Texas asks that bail be revoked for anti-Muslim threats”, CAIR press release, 3 April 2013