SEATTLE -- A man arrested Tuesday after authorities say he threatened to open fire at a Northgate mosque remains under investigation by local police for possible threats to other mosques.
Robert Farris, 37, a native of Houston was arrested after police say he posted a string of hateful rants about Muslims, terrorists and even Northgate's Idris Mosque on Facebook.
The Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) told KOMO Wednesday that a man, who identified himself as Robert Farris, called Tuesday afternoon angrily demanding answers about Islam. While, they said, the man wasn't threatening he was belligerent. The phone went dead after about five minutes, MAPS said.
The King County prosecutor's office say there may be links between Farris and threats to MAPS last year. Seattle police say Farris might have been the person who threatened the MAPS last week.
Farris was arrested Tuesday after a high school friend of his called Houston-area police to report seeing the string of rants on Farris' Facebook page.
The high school friend told KOMO that when he saw the rants, including a threat Farris made toward him, he called police in Hedwig Village, Texas. The man asked KOMO to remain anonymous out of concerns for his safety.