Colorado churches are on alert after a self-proclaimed "Islamist jihadist" made threats against Roman Catholic and Mormon churches in the Fort Collins area over the weekend.
Fort Collins police officer Sgt. Paul Wood told KDVR that "specific threats" were made against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church, but no local organizations were specifically targeted.
Although the threat is clearly a cause of concern, Wood also told The Coloradoan that the suspect's behavior is "way out of line with what we consider terrorism."
The suspect is a white male, who reportedly claimed he was the Archangel Michael and said everyone would know who he was in the next two weeks, in his 30s, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing around 185 pounds. He has brown hair, a full beard, green eyes and was seen wearing dark glasses and a t-shirt wrapped around his head, according to Fort Collins police.
7News described the suspect's car:
A white Honda Coup with several spray-painted black items on the vehicle, including the phrase “REV 14-7,” possibly referring to the Book of Revelations in the Bible, the symbol “YHVH” on the back bumper, possibly referring to the Hebrew word for God or deity, and the phrase “F*** DHS” on the top of the trunk.
The man was last seen in Steamboat Springs when an officer saw the suspect trying to shoot a video while driving, 9News reports.
Anyone with any information on the suspect or who witnesses any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the police at (970) 221-6540.