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Man accused of threatening worshipers of Miami Garden mosque

Brandyn Luis Hernandez made arson, death threats, police say

Brandyn Luis Hernandez, 27, made the threats on Sunday, police said.
Brandyn Luis Hernandez, 27, made the threats on Sunday, police said.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – An Opa-locka man was arrested Monday after police said he say made threats via social media against worshipers at a local mosque.

Brandyn Luis Hernandez, 27, faces charges of making written threats to kill or do bodily injury and assault with prejudice of religion.

Nelly Joseph, a spokeswoman for Miami Gardens Police Department, said Hernandez made death and arson threats against people associated with the Islamic Center of Greater Miami-Masjid Miami Gardens over social media sometime Sunday.

Hernandez also said he wanted deny Muslims due process, Joseph said.

As of Tuesday, Luis Hernandez was being held in lieu of a $7,500 bond at Miami-Dade County's Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center.

If he posts bail, a judge has ordered that he be placed on house arrest with a GPS monitor. He was also ordered to stay away from the Islamic Center of Greater Miami-Masjid Miami Gardens.

Anyone with information about these threats or related threats is asked to contact Miami Gardens police Detective Luis Gonzalez at 305-474-1641 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.