Police: Nanuet Man Made Facebook Threats to Kill Public Officials

Clarkstown Police, FBI investigation leads to arrest on weapons, terroristic threats charges.

A Nanuet man who posted numerous threats against public officials including the governor and members of Congress on a Facebook page has been charged with making terroristic threats and illegal weapons possession, Clarkstown Police said today.

Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, was arrested after an investigation by Clarkstown Police and the FBI that began with a complaint from his landlord. Sgt. Glen Cummings said the landlord, a 63-year-old woman, complained on Wednesday that Mulqueen had engaged in harassing behavior toward her.

The landlord, Cummings said, alerted police that she also believed Mulqueen had a pattern of threatening behavior that included violent anti-government posts on a Facebook page that he maintained under a pseudonym - Lawrence Henry - and that Mulqueen was illegally in possession of weapons.

Cummings said an investigation revealed that the publicly accessible Facebook page maintained by Mulqueen did contain numerous threats against government officials and law enforcement. Cummings said the Facebook page had posts that Mulqueen was anxious to start killing various public officials including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi,  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Facebook page, according to police, also stated Mulqueen wanted all followers of President Barack Obama dead, referring to them as "traitor scum," and declaring "death to them all." 

With the discovery of the threats, Clarkstown Police alerted the FBI, which assisted the town with an investigation of Mulqueen. The probe led investigators to obtain a search warrant and Mulqueen's home was raided.

Mulqueen was taken into a custody and Cummings said the raid on the home found body armor, weapons and ammunition including:

  • 1 10.62x54 Bolt Action Rifle
  • 1 Remington 35 Pump Action Rifle loaded with 6 rounds
  • 1 Bulletproof Body Armor
  • Approximately 100 rounds of Ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50 caliber armor piercing bullets (tank buster)
  • 2 Rifle bayonets
  • 1 Rifle Scope
  • 1 Sword
  • 1 Metal Knuckle Knife

No one was injured in connection with Mulqueen's arrest and the raid on his home. Clarkstown police were familiar with Mulqueen because of numerous landlord-tenant disputes that he had been involved with over the past year. Police said that previous criminal convictions made it illegal for Mulqueen to own firearms.

In addition to comments about public officials, a post on the "Lawrence Henry" Facebook page targets Mulqueen's landlord: "harass her at will friends."

The discovery and the Facebook investigation led to Mulqueen being charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, making terroristic threats and harassment. He was arrested and arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court, where Judge Scott Ugell ordered Mulqueen held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City without bail pending a hearing on Monday.

WR February 23, 2013 at 06:42 AM
These scared types want all the benefits of living in the USA, but none of the responsibilities. Glad his landlord had the presence of mind to report his threats to her and that she is safe.
Andromachos February 23, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Stephany, as for most of the items found 1 antique rifle (vintage WWII), 1 rifle (available in any sporting goods store nothing special about it), 1 shotgun (available in any sporting goods store nothing special about it), 2 vintage bayonets (WW1 and WW2, available in army navy and military surplus shops across the world, 10 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition (which can not be shot without a $6,000 highly regulated weapon), and a knuckle knife, which is illegal, but not not exactly a weapon of mass destruction, and can be mail ordered. It would be child's play to obtain this lame, poor man's, "arsenal."
Andromachos February 23, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Not defending Mr. Mulqueen here (a hothead imbecile, with a big mouth) My gosh, but I wonder WHAT COULD HAPPEN if he DIDN'T make good on his threats??
Andromachos February 23, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I think they may be just more sick of machine politics than anything else.
stephany February 23, 2013 at 05:13 PM
yes Andro.i realize that now,thanks for the info, but my point was not so much about where and how he bought them, that he was able to amass this "arsenal" right under the nose of the cpd who had no clue it was there until the all important phone call from the landlord to the cpd. then we have the all but immediate than you's to the cpd for saving clarkstown from mass destruction. I simply see no reason for it. Clarkstown, and it's citizens were never part of any perceived threat,so how were we saved from anything. Clarkstown was not mentioned on the facebook posts. only public officials not residing in Clarkstown, or did i miss something they responded with the fbi to the house after a phone call telling them who, what,when,where,why. where is the great police work worthy of the "Well done Clarkstown Police! Very well done! Thank you for keeping us safe!!" AND THIS MAN is DANGEROUS !! thanks to CPD for keeping us SAFE. Is it just me or are these so similar that they probably were generated on Maple Ave in new city. The got a call and did what they were supposed to do. they did not save the world let alone clarkstown, the landlord said the guy was a legend in his own mind,and even if he was a serious threat he would still be watching Fox in the house without the call
Clarkstown life February 23, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Stephany, usually to keep any community safe it is a cooperative effort between its citizens and law enforcement......did you ever watch Americas Most Wanted....some bad people caught because the citizenry took notice, much like this landlady......your gripe is with the congratulatory nature of saying thanks to the police for getting a felon off of the street? Well when is it appropriate to say thanks? Do you say thanks to anyone whom you pay for any service? If not, that is sad!
stephany February 23, 2013 at 07:16 PM
so the cpd is not the reason it is such a safe place to live.Thanks for clarifying. Now please take a short walk down,maybe under, the road and tell gromack to stop referencing it when he is questioned about the outrageous salaries + pensions + benefits the cpd charges us for to do a job we have to help them do. Again, this guy would still be on the loose had the landlady not made the call. it was the most important element in the arrest, had the call not occurred there would be no arrest. nothing else matters. Till the clarkstown pd can take full credit and not less than 1/2 for making C safe as it is please drop the references to how safe it is. I have not even factored in how demographics plays a large part in safety rating. Clarkstown does not have the demographics that high crime areas have, meaning there is not a lot of crime to fight. demographics, citizens, geography,heavy traffic, all contribute to lower crime rates. police are in there too, but they are just one piece of the cake, but they are theonly part that have their cake and eat it too. without everything else in place and working c town would not be so safe and nobody would be saying. "Well done Clarkstown Police! Very well done! Thank you for keeping us safe!!" AND THIS MAN is DANGEROUS !! thanks to CPD for keeping us SAFE.
Clarkstown life February 23, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Stephany..."better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
stephany February 23, 2013 at 08:56 PM
yet you keep on talking done
Mary Jane February 23, 2013 at 09:18 PM
It is "alleged" that Mr. Mulqueen is part of the "Sovereign Citizens Movement". There is no proof that he has anything to do with this group. Just because he reads many different political pages does not make him a "member" of such groups. Get the facts about this case before you condemn someone. Besides, I can understand his anger towards our elected officials. This country is going to hell in a hand basket and our so called politicians are some of the biggest crooks out there!!!
Joan K February 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM
I briefly saw his land lady on the News 12 broadcast. She looks a bit nutty herself. So she has this guy living inside of her home all this time. I am surprised he didn't hack her up.
Please! February 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM
You cannot yell fire in a crowded theater. Not ALL speech is free in this country obviously. The color of his skin will help him. As a white man, he'll get 5 years probation, walk free and all his toys back. A slap on the wrist. Plain and simple.
amerpatriot February 26, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Yes, it is asking too much - the media has an agenda. Facts and due process are merely annoyances to them. And too late for mommy to be crying her eyes out. She must have known for a long time what was going on in his head - he apparently kept no secrets! As with every one on the list of disturbed violent shooters, someone, somewhere knew what the individual was like. How many tears would be shed if these charges turned out to be valid? And he did indeed go on a rampage. We don't know of his innocense or guilt just yet. But we should all be glad that this situation has gotten the attention of law enforcement. Hopefully he will not even think of trying to claim he is a "responsible, law-abiding citizen who owns guns." That apparently is not the case, and he would be wise to not go there.
Please! February 26, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Since Newtown, any threats made publicly by someone who owns as many firearms as this guy need to be taken seriously. Studies show that a significant number of individuals with such ammunition end up carrying out their threats. These nut jobs need professional help and need to be stopped before they carry out their so-called dreams. The fact is, there are many more people just like out there that feel the same way, but just don't reveal their concerns in a threatening manner so publicly like this whack job did. He needs serious help. A threat from a person who owns firearms as opposed to a person who doesn't is something to take a hard look at.
Ti Lin February 26, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Anthony, Your point is being missed by the ignorant Rockland County closet liberals.
Ducky February 26, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Sure, Ti Lin. You and Anthony are right and the rest are "ignorant". Your mentality is the same as Mulqueen's.
Anthony Mele February 27, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Ti Lin: You get it. It is an exercise in free speech right here. We need not agree with what is said or how it is said, to defend their right to miss the point.
Rob T February 27, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Lets see... where to start with this garbage. A threat made against the president is the same whether the person owns a weapon or not. Cars, planes, trucks can all be used as weapons. (ps... 2 rifles is not an arsenal) Studies ? , this I would love to see. What ammunition is it that that causes people to carry out a threat ? I would carry more than that if I was just heading to the range. I know, since I am a veteran I guess I am a terrorist too in the liberal mindset. Plenty of whack jobs out there... Where has the OWS crowd been lately ? So it's ok to ignore threats from non firearm owners ?
Please! February 27, 2013 at 04:40 PM
There's a confidence that a gun toting whack job automatically has. It says, I can do whatever I want, when I want and you can't do anything because I have a weapon to take you out. A man that needs a weapon is one that can't fight with his own hands, thus, a poster child of a coward. Threats of any kind need to be taken seriously, because a person with a gun can do more damage to the president than one with a knife, DUUHHH. Al-Qaeda is not the threat to American society. It's the radical redneck cowards that need to justify their shortcomings with weaponry. The kind that sleep at home with a gun under their pillow and think that every helicopter flying above their house is BIG BROTHER out to get them. PLEASE. The govt. doesn't even know you exist, until you do something stupid like shining the spotlight on your mental incompetence.
Please! February 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
It seems the ones that have always been found to be in the closet, have been the closeted rednecks, hence, the "wide stance" man.
Rob T February 27, 2013 at 04:58 PM
"A man that needs a weapon is one that can't fight with his own hands, thus, a poster child of a coward." Thank you for insulting every member or the military that has every served. You should thank them for allowing you to be a moron.
Please! February 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM
...and you don't think the treatment of the vets in this country justifies what I said?
Concerned Worker March 02, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Joan K... I just read your comment. A friend of mine from work took someone in, he refused to pay rent after a while and she evicted him...he came back to the house and murdered her. Please thank God that this lady is alive and pray the man gets the help he needs. Thank you.
stephany March 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM
vets have never been treated better
Please! March 03, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Stephany, are you speaking for all vets? I'm sure some will beg to differ.
stephany March 03, 2013 at 05:58 AM
you did not qualify your original statement with "some" so why should I. you just changed the rules to suit yourself in your attempt try to embarrass me, which is not going to happen Your ORIGINAL statement says treatment of vets [meaning ALL vets]--NOT SOME VETS.as in "I'm sure SOME will beg to differ" IN YOUR REPLY TO ME. what is your gripe with the way they are treated anyway. My god,on top of everything else they get they now want to take all the good jobs away from people who are losing homes, have no insurance and can't say or are afraid to say anything because of people like you getting on their case. I hope i would be too ashamed and embarrassed to take a job from a family looking at foreclosure if i was a recent vet. How is that even justifiable. If they are so well trained and excellent workers why can't they apply like the rest of the country. I am still trying to figure out why they don't get hired right off the bat if they are such ideal workers. I mean don't the people doing the hiring want the best for their company or do they need a tax deduction to convince them. As you might have noticed this upsets me greatly, especially since the US military is the biggest jobs program in the world and the vets looking for jobs just left it. with all the hundreds of jobs programs for vets it just incentivises them to exit from the military to take advantage before the good jobs are gone.
Please! March 03, 2013 at 04:31 PM
You don't think a person that goes and risks his life to fight for our freedoms deserves a chance at the best job out there? Have you ever heard of PTSD? Have you ever had a bomb explode next to you or close enough to rip off your legs? There is a horrible psychological effect that war has on a human being. In this country, the govt. doesn't make "enough" of an effort to reach out and rehabilitate these individuals. They then return back from the war, can't get a job and are treated as convicts. This builds in their minds to the point of buying arsenal and spewing hate towards the govt. Mulqueen might be one of these people. Who knows. But again, if he is, and he has been denied help, this is what someone can turn into. The lack of psychiatric services in this country is deplorable. We could care less if someone has a bolt loose here and there. We prefer to take a "wait and see" attitude and hope he doesn't walk into a school room and take out 20 children. I guess that one failed didn't it. Maybe we need to pump more taxpayers funds to helping the ones that need professional help instead of ignoring them, then we'll have less cases such as serial killers and people threatening to become one.
stephany March 05, 2013 at 06:20 PM
PLEASE, Please!,,,it is never enough is the problem, and no i do not think that any vet deserves the best job out there simply because vet is a vet,and If vet has a chance at it without help,because not every vet is qualified for every job, let him win the job because he is the best candidate. let them at least try then if they need help we can talk. I think i have a better solution for this vet jobs thing.. when a vet voluntarily separates he is eligible for 2 yrs unemployment[reviewable/extendable [federally] after 2 yrs] while collecting unemployment the vet can work [anywhere] and pad the unemployment up to 2x the salary vet was making before vet enlisted. Vet must go to school [free-va] vet gets a 0 interest car loan up to 20K or 1/2 upfront costs for car lease [lease-up to $250 per mo].. no tax to buy or register this accomplishes at least 2 things. 1 inhibits people from enlisting simply because they have no job [ economic reasons] by not rewarding them with lifetime employment from the moment they enlisted and does not eliminate all the good jobs people with families need NOW and potentially from now on. when vets separate voluntarily into a bad job market there will be some with ptsd. not as many as claim it, but some. i am not interested in why someone who did not have it would claim to. separation should be contingent on vet having no ptsd. vets presenting with legitimate ptsd should be managed by the military and overseen by congress,not locally
Stymie Cosentino May 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
thank god he didn't have ar-15 or prince andy would have been very very angry and screeched and made his angry face.
George Puzo March 17, 2014 at 07:22 PM
What a crazy world we live in. I am just glad that he was detained and is now able to get the help he needs. What I wonder is, where did he get all of those weapons and accessories? My family hunts all the time and I do not believe they have every had access to that which he had. I wonder if he is a veteran of our armed forces and brought them home after a tour. I guess time will only tell. George Puzo | <a href='https://carcreditmonster.com' >https://carcreditmonster.com</a>


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