Cave Junction man arrested by FBI for threats against YouTube employees, CEO
A man who threatened YouTube employees and the CEO with a mass casualty shooting via Twitter was arrested Thursday by FBI agents outside of a convenience store in Cave Junction, according to a statement released from the Portland Division of the FBI.
William Gregory Douglas, 35, of Cave Junction, is tentatively set to make his first court appearance before a federal judge on Monday, September 24th. Douglas is facing charges of Cyberstalking and Transmission of Threats in Interstate Commerce to Injure Another by the FBI.
According to the criminal complaint filed in this case, Douglas was using the handle "LiamXmailRevolutionX" to make a series of threatening tweets, writing phrases such as, "I would kill the 100 YouTube employees," "you want a bigger mass casualty aka shooting let's see what I can do," and "return my channel you low life Sholes before someone else comes and shoots more of your employees." These messages date back to August 23rd of this year.
More recently, on September 17th, Douglas posted a message directed at Susan Wojcicki, YouTube's CEO, saying, "Susan I'm coming for you today #pray."
The case also details three videos where the suspect identifies himself as William Douglas. In one video he states that he, "has to go to Mountain View to 'visit' people at YouTube."
Roughly 700 people work at the YouTube campus in Mountain View, California.