Fort Collins Mormon, Catholic churches on guard after threats

Posted on: 6:37 pm, July 28, 2013, by , updated on: 09:31pm, July 28, 2013

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.