A South Florida man has been arrested for allegedly planning bomb attacks against two college deans, according to federal authorities.
Salman Rashid, 23, of North Miami Beach, was arrested Monday for a charge of solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida on Monday.
The FBI initiated an investigation into Rashid in April 2018 after reviewing his public Facebook posts, which allegedly "advocated for the violent overthrow of democracy," according to the complaint. The posts also "exhibited a growing hatred for America" as well as secular Muslims and non-Muslims, authorities said.
During the investigation, the FBI became aware of threats Rashid allegedly made over text messages to a female student at Miami Dade College, which prompted her to file a report with campus authorities. The texts allegedly detailed unrequited romantic feelings Rashid expressed to her, according to the complaint.