'Once I get to New Hampshire, I'm gonna kill people'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man on a Greyhound bus heading home to Manchester, N.H. is facing charges for allegedly threatening to kill people once he got there.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that Alame Simwerayi, 26, made the comments Wednesday morning while en route to the Queen City.
“Once I get to New Hampshire, I’m gonna kill people,” he’s alleged to have said.
Simwerayi, who has a record of making threats, was charged with disorderly conduct and making a bomb or hijacking threat with serious public alarm.
During an arraignment in Central Berkshire District Court in Massachusetts, Simwerayi made references to the Book of Revelations and Immigrations and Custom Enforcement but denied making any threats about ISIS and Muslims, as a witness had claimed, the newspaper reported.
Seventeen months ago, Manchester police engaged in a three-hour standoff with Simwerayi outside his family’s Dave Street home.
He had prevented anyone from leaving the residence and had threatened to kill them all, according to New Hampshire Union Leader archives.
He was charged with multiple felonies at the time.
According to the Berkshire Eagle article, Simwerayi was riding on an eastbound bus when a witness heard him speaking loudly, referring to himself as Jesus Christ and saying he was here to shoot people.
He allegedly made gun-like gestures and uttered sounds of a gun being fired, the newspaper reported.
He also allegedly made statements that ISIS and Muslims are not needed and that blacks were superior to whites.
The witness informed the driver and Simwerayi was eventually taken into custody.
Earlier this month, he was arrested in Cleveland and charged with aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon other than a handgun, the Berkshire Eagle reported.
A Massachusetts judge ordered Simwerayi be jailed without bail until a dangerousness hearing could be held early next week, the newspaper said.