New York Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Mainers
A New York man is facing charges after allegedly threatening the lives of Maine residents via social media.
Maine State Police first became alerted to 24-year-old Robert Rademacher of Ronkonkoma, New York on Sunday, November 3rd. A Lyman woman told police that she had been communicating with Rademacher for several years on social media. She said that on November 2nd, he allegedly sent her messages saying that he was going to travel to Maine and kill people at the Biddeford Home Depot. He also threatened her, allegedly saying that he was going to torture and kill her family members. She said he told her he'd get into a shoot-out with police if she reported the incident, and that he had previously sent her a photo of himself holding a shotgun.
Due to the severity of the threats, State Police met with management at Home Depot to ensure the safety of their employees and customers, and provided pictures of Rademacher to the Biddeford Police Department. A warrant was issued, charging him with one count of Terrorizing. The York County D.A.'s office said they would approve extradition from New York.
Rademacher was located in Suffolk County, New York on November 6th and taken into custody, with his bail set at $10,000.