Armed man arrested after threatening to kill Rep Pramila Jayapal, yelling profanities outside her home

(Video Credit: FOX 13 Seattle)

Saturday night, an unhinged armed man allegedly yelled profanities outside of Squad member Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Washington home while telling her to go back to India.

According to the Seattle Times, Jayapal was forced to call 911 concerning a man who was later arrested on “suspicion of a hate crime for threatening to kill” the congresswoman.

The suspect allegedly drove past Jayapal’s West Seattle home three times, yelling obscenities, according to neighbors.

Seattle police arrested Brett Forsell outside Jayapal’s house at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday after she reported an unknown person or people were in a vehicle outside her home using obscene language, a probable cause statement said. She told a dispatcher her husband thought someone may have fired a pellet gun. He was booked on a malicious harassment charge which, under state law, is a Class C felony.

(Video Credit: Fox 5)

When the police arrived on the scene, they reportedly “found the man standing in the middle of the street with his hands in the air and a .40-caliber handgun holstered on his waist.”

A police report also noted that a “neighbor told police she heard the man yell something to the effect of, ‘Go back to India! I’m going to kill you.'”

The man evidently told officers that he knows who lives in the house and that he wanted to pitch a tent on their property, a statement says.

Shockingly, the man lives only half a mile from the progressive congresswoman.

According to King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson Casey McNerthney, a judge on Monday ordered the 48-year-old man to remain jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. Prosecutors were unsuccessful in filing for an anti-harassment order to protect Jayapal from Forsell.

Documents indicate that Forsell made his first appearance in court Monday. Prosecutors expect to file criminal charges Wednesday and say that the case remains under investigation by the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

In 2016, Jayapal became the first Indian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and makes regular appearances on cable news programs promoting a radical leftist agenda. She was born in India and moved to the U.S. when she was 16 to attend Georgetown University. She is one of the original members of the leftist squad of progressive House members who are pushing for a radical agenda in Congress.

“Congresswoman Jayapal confirms that incidents occurred at her Seattle home on Saturday night when she was present. The Congresswoman and her family are safe and appreciate the many calls and good wishes she is receiving from constituents,” her spokesperson Siham Zniber remarked via a statement.

“She is very grateful for the swift and professional response from the Seattle Police Department, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the FBI investigators who are working together diligently on the investigation and ensuring that she and her family stay safe,” the statement concluded.

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