Fort Collins Mormon, Catholic churches on guard after threats

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Several churches in the Fort Collins area were on guard Sunday after a self-proclaimed “Islamist jihadist” threatened that they would be “destroyed,” Fort Collins police said.

“Specific threats” were made against both Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic church, Sgt. Paul Wood said. The suspect, a white male in his early 30s with brown hair and green eyes, has had previous run-ins with police, including one incident in which he claimed to be an arch angel from the Bible.

The man has been known to wear t-shirts around his face to hide his appearance, police said. He has also been seen driving a white Honda coupe spray painted with anti-government and anti-religion slogans.

Police asked anyone who sees the suspect to contact law enforcement.